Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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More wet weather coming
January 1, 2006 by STEVE
KADEL, H&N Staff Writer
“We're not seeing any
flooding now, although we are seeing high water,”
Dewaine Holster said Saturday afternoon.
The fire chief said it is critical that anyone who evacuates their residence notify the local fire department. That's important so fire officials can account for where people are, and so they will be able to contact evacuees.
Holster said rain in Chiloquin Saturday morning
turned to snow by 3 p.m. The snow melted when it
hit the ground.
Klamath Falls experienced
a little of everything Saturday, from rain and
brief snow showers to an occasional glimpse of
If Basin residents are fearful of being trapped
in their homes by rising water, it wasn't evident
at the Beatty Country Store on Saturday. Clerk
Shari Willis said no one was stocking up on
Willis said there was
“real bad” flooding Friday on Bly Mountain. Few
motorists had come through Beatty from that
direction on Saturday, she said.
A spokesman for the Oregon
Department of Transportation said one southbound
lane of the interstate had backed up for 10 miles
during the closure.
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