Flood watch continues

A flood watch continues today in Jackson County at several spots along the Rogue River, National Weather Service officials said.

A flood watch means flooding is possible, not imminent, a weather service news release said.

The Rogue River stretch in Grants Pass is also included in the watch. As of 9:15 a.m. today, that stretch was at 6.2 feet, well below the 20-foot flood stage.

This morning the river was at 6.4 feet at Eagle Point, where the flood stage is 10 feet, and at 5 feet below the former Gold Ray Dam site, where the flood stage is 12 feet.

The updated flood watch predicts that the river could reach flood stage at those locations around midday Saturday.

Heavy rain will also bring a risk of landslides and debris flows, the watch noted.

Mt. Ashland has received 3 feet of new snow this past week, with 11 inches reported from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. today.

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