Rogue River

Wimer and Fielder Dams Slated For Removal

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th April NewsFielder DamRogue RiverWimer Dam

Two of the worst wild fish impediments in Oregon are on track to be jettisoned this summer.

Removing the crumbling and abandoned Fielder and Wimer dams would open prime spawning habitat for the Rogue River Basin's wild salmon and steelhead.

The Mail Tribune reports ( ) that project managers received an important permit this month.Read More »

Public Warned of Fallen Tree In Rogue River

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th January Newsfallen treeRogue River
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is warning of a hazard in the Rogue River. Due to the weather, a large oak tree has fallen across a portion of the river about a mile and three-quarters above Dodge Bridge. Marine deputies have been at work cutting the tree. All that remains is the root wades and main trunk, which cannot be removed.Read More »

Wild Stretch of Rogue River Re-opened To Rafters

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th August NewsraftingRogue Riverwildfires
Whitewater rafters can resume running the popular wild section of the Rogue River that has been closed nearly two weeks due to heavy smoke from local wildfires. Rain over the weekend cleared the skies enough for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Monday to lift the closure that rafting outfitters and lodges say has cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars.Read More »

Southern Oregon Hosts Drift Boat School

This week, the Rogue River is a classroom for law enforcement, firefighters and instructors. The Oregon State Marine Board is holding its annual Drift Boat School in Jackson County on the Rogue River.Read More »

Study Says Medford Sewage Plant Hurts River

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th February NewsMedford Sewage PlantRogue River
A study commissioned by fly-fishing groups contends the effluent released from Medford's wastewater treatment plant illegally harms insect life and promotes unwanted algae growth in the Rogue River. The study says the pollution could harm chinook salmon eggs laid in gravel downstream of the treatment plant near TouVelle State Park. One of the study's sponsors says state and localRead More »

Rivers, Jacksonville Properties Experience Flooding

The National Weather Service says two Southern Oregon rivers are flooding as a result of recent storms, the Rogue and the Coquille. The agency says the Coquille was more than 2 feet above its flood stage Monday morning at the town Coquille, and widespread flooding is expected along the river estuary. The agency said low-lying roads in the flood-prone region will likely be covered, and someRead More »

Environmentalists File Suit To Stop Dredge Mining

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th October Newsdredge miningenvironmentRogue River
Environmental groups contend that the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is failing to protect coho salmon from dredge mining in the Rogue River Basin, and they have filed a lawsuit. They want to require biologists to review dredging operations to make sure they don’t harm fish.Read More »

After 19 Months, Car Pulled From Rogue River

By Jim McCoy Tue 2nd October Newscar crashRogue River

A car stuck for 19 months in the Rogue River was pulled out by helicopter this morning. Waterway Recovery planned the work with a Sikorsky helicopter owned by Croman Corporation. In March of 2011, a woman drove her Subaru Outback into the river at Valley of the Rogue State Park in a suicide attempt. She survived the crash.Read More »

Drowning of Grants Pass Man Is 5th in the Rogue This Year

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th July NewsdrowningRogue River

A Grants Pass man is believed to have drowned in the Rogue River just a few days before his 21st birthday.

     KDRV reports that Sean Kreuger is one of at least five people who have lost their lives in the river this year alone.
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Search Continues For Missing Man Swept Into River

By Jim McCoy Fri 4th May NewsRogue Riversearches

Following up on a story from the Dove morning news, searchers were out at first light Friday looking for a man who fell into a roaring stretch of the Rogue River in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon.
     Jackson County sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson says the
21-year-old man was visiting family members in the area. He wasRead More »


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