Restrictions could be imposed as early as this month on farmers and ranchers who draw water from the South Umpqua River, according to projections issued this week by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. South Umpqua flows are expected to be “below average” to “well below average” all summer, Douglas County Watermaster Dave Williams said. Unlike the North Umpqua, which benefits from melting snow at higher elevations, the South Umpqua relies on rainfall to fill its banks and typically runs low in the summer. Without any summer rain, the South Umpqua could see its flow diminish to nearly half its average …
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