The three-year project was a cooperative effort between JSWCD, Little Butte Creek Watershed Council, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Heritage Foundation and the Medford Water Commission.
The public is invited to attend, and it is requested that interested persons contact JWCD at 541 776-4270, ext. 3, for reservations, information and directions to the May 26 event.
Flood irrigation is the most common method of irrigation in Jackson County, particularly on hay and pasture ground. While it has its advantages, there are drawbacks. Excess run-off can carry sedimentation, bacteria, and nutrients to the stream as well as increasing water temperatures, all of which can be detrimental to fish and wildlife and the overall health of the stream.