At least a dozen cities, including Keizer, Silverton, Molalla, Lake Oswego and Bend have implemented Stage 1 voluntary conservation measures.
Voters in Port Angeles, Washington, likely will decide in November whether the city should stop adding fluoride to the city's water system after doing so for nearly a decade.
News | Environment | local | WaterAP | July 21, 2015 4:38 p.m. | GRANTS PASS, Ore.
With Tuesday's declaration, 23 out of 36 counties are under drought emergencies. The new ones are Curry, Hood River and Union counties.
As river levels drop and water temperatures rise, Northwest states are limiting fishing in the hopes that will help more wild salmon and trout survive the summer drought.
News | Environment | local | WaterThe Register Guard | July 14, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Junction City, Oregon
It has been a week since Junction City declared a “moderate” water emergency and enacted citywide restrictions, and water usage already has decreased by 30 percent, City Administrator Jason Knope said Monday.
The hottest June on record for Oregon and Washington came on the heels an unusually warm winter and spring. Now, Northwest rivers are running at or near all-time lows and cities with water reserves are drawing them down.