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Project Data
Land Areas (1992)
Area Irrigated and Crop Value

 

  

Project # 448

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service0 acres
Supplemental Service30,711 acres
Temporary Irrigation Service0 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms1,528
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands4,153 acres
Total Irrigable Lands34,864 acres

 

Population Served:
Farm Population Served4,275
Non-Farm Population Served24,376
Total Population Served28,651

 

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)
198324,41519,658,232
198425,60818,452,908
198525,32021,907,514
198625,73329,828,981
198724,93119,041,202
198825,16329,968,684
198924,82424,506,571
199025,68230,500,434
199126,43629,992,648
199226,95029,138,041

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Project Water Supply
Project Water Quality

 

   

Project Water Supply

Current Conditions

Reservoir Storage

Major Storage Reservoirs in the Rogue River Basin

Weather Conditions (NOAA)


Streamflow

Rogue River at Dodge Bridge near Eagle Point, Oregon

Streamflow Forecast Map

Spring and Summer (NRCS)

Snowpack Information

Mountain Snowpack Maps for the Pacific Northwest

Drought Index

Palmer Drought Index Map
Explanation of Palmer Drought Severity Index (Text)

 


Historic Conditions

Annual Precipitation
Normal18.86 in
Maximum - 198330.15 in
Minimum - 198510.69 in
Medford, Oregon 1961-1990 

 

Temperature
Mean Annual54.1?F
Daily Maximum - 07/20/1946115 ?F
Daily Minimum - 12/08/1972-6 ?F
Medford, Oregon 1928-1996 
Growing Season206 days
Elevation of irrigable area1,200 - 2,300 ft

 

Fourmile Lake
Drainage area above Fourmile Lake Dam105 mi2
Annual discharge: 
Maximum - 196524,770 acre-ft
Minimum - 19673,693 acre-ft
Average - 1964-196712,099 acre-ft

Streamflows:

Fourmile Creek near Rocky Point, Oregon (USGS)

Fish Lake

Drainage area at Fish Lake Dam20 mi2
Annual discharge: 
Maximumacre-ft
Minimumacre-ft
Averageacre-ft

Streamflows:

North Fork Little Butte Creek at Fish Lake near Lakecreek, Oregon (USGS)

Hyatt Reservoir

Drainage area at Hyatt Dam12 mi2
Annual discharge: 
Maximumacre-ft
Minimumacre-ft
Averageacre-ft

Streamflows:

Keene Creek near Ashland, Oregon (USGS)

Emigrant Lake

Drainage area at Emigrant Dam64 mi2
Annual discharge:1 
Maximum - 198374,388 acre-ft
Minimum - 1931458 acre-ft
Average - 1920-198621,690 acre-ft

1 Includes water diverted from Klamath Basin through the Cascade Divide Tunnel.

Streamflows:


Emigrant Creek near Ashland, Oregon (USGS)

 

Howard Prarie Lake
Drainage area at Howard Prarie Dam79 mi2
Annual discharge:2 
Maximum - 196326,699 acre-ft
Minimum - 196118,175 acre-ft
Average - 1960-196523,372 acre-ft

2 Includes transbasin interception from South Fork Little Butte Creek and its tributaries.

Streamflows:

Howard Prarie Lake Outlet near Pinehurst, Oregon (USGS)

 

Keene Creek Reservoir
Drainage area at Keene Creek Dam111 mi2
Annual discharge:3 
Maximum - 195712,242 acre-ft
Minimum - 19625,181 acre-ft
Average - 1917-19659,211 acre-ft

3 Discharge includes water from Howard Prairie and Hyatt Reservoirs. Computed from water through Green Springs Powerplant only.

Streamflows:

Keene Creek near Ashland, Oregon (USGS)

 

Agate Reservoir
Drainage area at Agate Dam (Dry Creek only)13 mi2
Annual discharge:4 
Maximum acre-ft
Minimumacre-ft
Averageacre-ft

4 Includes some water diverted from Antelope Creek and Little Butte Creek.

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Project Water Quality

Middle Rogue

Upper Klamath

Upper Klamath Lake

Upper Rogue

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Facilities
Diversion Facilities
Carriage Facilities
Power Facilities

 

   

Facilities in Operation
Storage Dams7
Diversion Dams20
Canals250 mi
Laterals197 mi
Powerplants1

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Storage Facilities

Agate Dam

Emigrant Dam

Fish Lake Dam

Hyatt Dam

Howard Prairie Dam

Keene Creek Dam

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Diversion Facilities
Antelope Creek Diversion
Type:Stream drop inlet
LocationOn Antelope Creek, about 12 miles northeast of Medford, Oregon.
Construction period1966
Dimensions: 
Height above streambed7 ft
Crest length104 ft
Crest elevation1,524.0 ft
Volume1,000 yd3
Diversion capacity50 cfs

 

Ashland Lateral Diversion
Type:Concrete ogee weir, earth dike
LocationOn Emigrant Creek, 8 miles southeast of Ashland, Oregon.
Construction period1966
Dimensions: 
Height above streambed5 ft
Weir crest length74 ft
Crest elevation2,410.5 ft
Volume (cocrete)500 yd3
Volume (total)2,600 yd3
Overflow weir capacity4,000 cfs
Sluiceway:One 10- by 9-ft radial gate.
Headworks:Concrete structure controlled by one 72- by 48-in slide gate.
Diversion capacity48 cfs

 

Beaver Dam Creek Diversion
Type:Rockfill, concrete core wall
LocationOn Beaver Dam Creek near Ashland, Oregon.
Construction period1960
Dimensions: 
Height above streambed4 ft
Weir crest length75 ft
Crest length168 ft
Crest elevation4,670.5 ft
Volume1,100 yd3
Overflow weir capacity1,500 cfs
Headworks:Concrete structure with one 4- by 3-ft slide gate.
Diversion capacity65 cfs

 

Conde Creek Diversion
Type:Concrete and rockfill weir
LocationOn Conde Creek about 5 miles northeast of Ashland, Oregon.
Construction period1958
Dimensions: 
Height above streambed4 ft
Weir crest length109 ft
Crest length109 ft
Crest elevation4,567.4 ft
Volume950 yd3
Spillway:Overflow weir
Capacity at 4,500.0 ft750 ft?/s
Headworks:Controlled by 30-in slide gate.
Diversion capacity25 cfs

 

Daley Creek Diversion
Type:Rockfill, timber core wall
LocationOn Daley Creek near Ashland, Oregon.
Construction period1960
Dimensions: 
Height above streambed4 ft
Weir crest length30 ft
Crest length112 ft
Crest elevation4,692.5 ft
Volume1,300 yd3
Overflow weir capacity540 cfs
Headworks:Concrete structure with one 3- by 2-ft slide gate.
Diversion capacity25 cfs

 

Dead Indian Diversion
Type:Concrete and rockfill weir
LocationOn Dead Indian Creek about 4 miles east of Ashland, Oregon.
Construction period1958
Dimensions: 
Height above streambed4 ft
Crest length131 ft
Crest elevation4,538.0 ft
Volume1,560 yd3
Spillway:Overflow weir
Capacity at 4,541.0 ft1,100 cfs
Headworks:Dead Indian Canal
Diversion capacity86 cfs

 

Little Beaver Creek Diversion
Type:Concrete core wall and rockfill
LocationOn Little Beaver Creek about 4 miles east of Lincoln, Oregon.
Construction period1959
Dimensions: 
Height above streambed9 ft
Crest length80 ft
Crest elevation4,433.0 ft
Volume1,300 yd3
Spillway:Overflow weir
Headworks:Little Beaver Creek Feeder Canal
Capacity at 4,438.8 ft24 cfs

 

Oak Street Diversion
Type:Concrete weir, stoplogged crest
LocationOn Bear Creek just north of Ashland, Oregon.
Construction period1961
Dimensions: 
Height above streambed5 ft
Crest length133 ft
Crest elevation1,711.0 ft
Volume3,000 yd3
Diversion capacity75 cfs

 

Phoenix Canal Diversion
Type:Concrete weir, stoplogged crest
LocationOn Bear Creek near Ashland, Oregon.
Construction period1960
Dimensions: 
Height above streambed5 ft
Weir crest length119 ft
Crest length180 ft
Crest elevation1,548.0 ft
Volume (cocrete)250 yd3
Volume (total)1,520 yd3
Overflow weir capacity7,560 cfs
Headworks:Concrete with two 48- by 42-in control gates.
Diversion capacity102 cfs

 

Soda Creek Diversion
Type:Earthfill
LocationOn Soda Creek, 6 miles east of Lincoln, Oregon.
Construction period1959
Dimensions: 
Height above streambed13 ft
Crest length430 ft
Crest elevation4,478.0 ft
Volume10,250 yd3
Spillway:Overflow weir
Crest elevation4,473.5 ft
Capacity at 4,475 ft280 cfs
Headworks:Soda Creek Canal
Capacity 11 cfs

 

South Fork Butte Diversion
Type:Rockfill, timber core wall
LocationOn South Fork of Little Butte Creek near Ashland, Oregon.
Construction period1960
Dimensions: 
Height above streambed4 ft
Weir crest length100 ft
Crest length400 ft
Crest elevation4,681.5 ft
Volume4,650 yd3
Overflow weir capacity1,950 cfs
Headworks:Concrete structure with one 4- by 3-ft slide gate.
Diversion capacity65 cfs

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Carriage Facilities
Main Canal
LocationFrom North and South Forks of Little Butte Creek 17 miles northeast of Medford, Oregon, westerly to Bradshaw Drop, 11 miles northeast of Medford.
Construction periodNon-Reclamation construction. Replacement of eight existing flumes with bench flumes and concrete siphons by Reclamation.
Length17 mi
Diversion capacity175 cfs

Hopkins Canal

LocationFrom Bradshaw Drop on Main Canal about 11 miles northeast of Medford, Oregon, generally northwest to a point 2.5 miles northwest of Central Point, Oregon.
Construction periodNon-Reclamation construction. Replacement of two flumes with concrete siphons by Reclamation.
Length28.5 mi
Diversion capacity50 cfs

 

Medford Canal
LocationFrom Bradshaw Drop on Main Canal about 11 miles northeast of Medford, Oregon, generally southwest to a point about 1 mile south of Phoenix, Oregon, where it crosses under Bear Creek and is fed into the Phoenix Canal.
Construction periodNon-Reclamation construction. Replacement of two wooden siphons and one flume with concrete siphons by Reclamation.
Length25 mi
Diversion capacity125 cfs

 

Phoenix Canal
LocationFrom 1 mile south of Phoenix, Oregon, generally northwest to a point about 3.5 miles west of Central Point, Oregon.
Construction periodNon-Reclamation construction. Enlarged and improved by Reclamation as part of Talent Division construction
Length18.1 mi
Diversion capacity102 cfs

 

Howard Prarie Delivery Canal
LocationFrom Howard Prairie Dam, south and west to near Pinehurst, Oregon.
Construction period1956-1959
Length18.7 mi
Diversion capacity60 cfs
Typical section, concrete lined: 
Bottom width6 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth3 ft

 

South Fork Collection Canal
LocationAbout 25 miles east of Medford, Oregon.
Construction period1958-1959
Length12.7 mi
Diversion capacity65 cfs
Typiical section in earth or rock 
Bottom width6 ft
Side slopes: 
Unlined1.5:1
Earth lined2:1
Water depth3.4 ft

 

Daley Creek Collection Canal
LocationAbout 25 miles east of Medford, Oregon.
Construction period1958-1960
Length:At 25 ft?/s
2.7 miAt 65 ft?/s
1.6 miDiversion capacity
25 and 65 cfsTypical section in earth or rock:
 Bottom width
4 ft 
Side slopes: 
Unlined1.5:1
Earth lined2:1
Water depth2 ft

 

Ashland Lateral1
LocationFrom Emigrant Creek below Green Springs Powerplant 8 miles southeast of Ashland, Oregon, northwesterly to city limits of Ashland.
Construction periodNon-Reclamation construction in about 1923, diverting from Sampson Creek. Enlarged, improved, and extended 3.2 miles up Emigrant Creek by Reclamation as part of Talent Division construction.
Length16.9 mi
Diversion capacity48 cfs

 

East Lateral1
LocationFrom Emigrant Reservoir about 4 miles southeast of Ashland, Oregon. Extends northwesterly on east side of Bear Creek for 11 miles to bifurcation structure for West Lateral, continues northwesterly for another 14 miles.
Construction periodNon-Reclamation construction in about 1925. Enlarged, improved, and extended by Reclamation at part of Talent Division construction.
Length25 mi
Diversion capacity132 cfs

 

West Lateral1
LocationFrom mile 11 of East Lateral about 1 miles north of Ashland, crosses Bear Creek in a steel-pipe siphon 6,730 ft long, continuing northwesterly on west side of Bear Creek for about 23 miles.
Construction periodNon-Reclamation construction in about 1925. Siphon replaced in 1944. Enlarged, improved, and extended 8.4 miles by Reclamation as part of Talent Division construction.
Length23.2 mi
Diversion capacity39 cfs

 

Talent Lateral1
From Bear Creek about 0.5 miles north of Ashland, extending northwesterly on east side of Bear Creek to 1,640-ft siphon across the creek, continuing northwesterly about 17 miles to 1.5 miles southeast of Jacksonville, Oregon.Non-Reclamation construction sometime prior to 1925. Enlarged and improved by Reclamation as part of Talent Division construction.
Length (excludes Lower East Lateral)19.4 mi
Diversion capacity65 cfs

1 Local usage designates canals diverting from Emigrant Reservoir or Bear Creek as Laterals.

Deadwood Tunnel
LocationAbout 24 miles east of Medford, Oregon.
Construction period1956-1958
Lining:Concrete
Section:Horseshoe
Diameter6 ft
Length3,553 ft
Capacity130 cfs

 

Billings Siphon
LocationFrom a point on East Lateral to a point on West Lateral near Ashland, Oregon.
Construction period1959
Diameter30 in
Length1.27 mi
Capacity38.7 cfs

 

Green Springs Power Conduit
LocationFrom Keene Creek Dam west to the beginning of the Green Springs Powerplant penstock.
Construction period1957-1959
Pressure pipe: 
Diameter60 in
Length4,154 ft
Cascade Divide Tunnel: 
Diameter6 ft
Lining:Concrete
Length2,100 ft
Green Springs Tunnel: 
Diameter6 ft
Lining:Concrete
Length4,833 ft

 

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Power Facilities

Green Springs Powerplant

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Last updated: Jan 03, 2013