Environment | News | Water | localOPB | Aug. 8, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Portland
The benefits of an above-average snowpack measured in most locations statewide earlier this year have yet to be fully realized due to extreme heat.
Environment | News | localNorthwest News Network | Feb. 14, 2017 8:15 a.m.
In Washington and Oregon, head-high piles of snow are starting to melt out east of the Cascades. But even Northwest cities that are used to clearing abundant snow are tallying up extra costs this winter.
Climate change | News | Environment | localAP | May 10, 2016 9:23 a.m. | Spokane, Washington
High temperatures in April caused much of the Pacific Northwest's mountain snowpack to melt. Runoff was above normal because of the rapid snowmelt, but Washington's rivers and streams were able to contain it without flooding.
Climate change | News | Environment | localAP | March 7, 2016 10:21 a.m. | Baker City, Oregon
Farmers in northeastern Oregon say they'd still welcome a late winter blizzard to bolster the region's snowpack, but recent measurements show that the snowpack is already above average.
Environment | News | localStatesman Journal | Jan. 31, 2016 12:48 p.m.
At this time last year, ski areas were closed or struggling to stay open, ski shops were losing money and hydrologists were predicting doom for the coming summer due to a historically low snowpack in Oregon’s mountains.
Last year was a really dry year. But heavy snows at the end of the year suggest healthier water levels in 2016.
Environment | Land use | News | localCapital Press | Dec. 28, 2015 4:22 p.m. | Ontario, Oregon
Snowpack levels in the Owyhee basin are more than twice what they normally are at this time of the year and Eastern Oregon farmers who have been hammered by three years of significantly reduced water supplies hope the trend holds.
A Q&A to sort out what's in store for Southern Oregon as drought declarations are made and tough choice await for managing water needed by farmers, fish and wildlife.
As any skier will attest, it’s been a bad year for snow. What’s that mean for the rest of us?
News | local | Politics | OPB News BlogOPB | Jan. 30, 2015 7:45 a.m. | Portland
Headlines for Friday, Jan. 30: Gov. John Kitzhaber will answer questions regarding his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, at a press conference this morning; Oregon's snowpack is low again this year despite normal precipitation; Josephine County voted not to tax recreational marijuana; and more.
News | local | OPB News BlogOPB | Dec. 17, 2014 8 a.m. | Portland
Headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 17: Oregon employment numbers reached new highs in November; Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy will not seek re-election in 2016; the snowpack is at a record low on Mt. Hood; and more.
News | local | OPB News BlogOPB | Dec. 9, 2014 10:33 a.m. | Portland
Though Oregon's fall has been a wet one, there hasn't been much in the way of snow, delaying opening days for some Oregon ski areas.