The lake levels are currently very low, drought conditions persist in Southern Oregon and the drought forecast issued by the National Weather Service for winter/spring 2014 is not looking good (see the forecast here). It is hard to imagine that the lake levels won’t be similar to those experienced during the drought years in the 1990′s.
It is unclear, should it be necessary, whether or not Jackson County will move the docks into deeper water and build emergency launching ramps. I make special note of this because I know all of you knew that during low water years the resort did everything it could to keep the docks and ramps working, but now that Jackson County Parks is operating Howard Prairie Resort it is not known what will happen since to do so is expensive and labor intensive. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.