Heavy rains could cause flooding, weather service warns

Landowners along banks of the Rogue River are being warned of possible low-land flooding this weekend as a new series of heavy rainstorms move into Southern Oregon.

The National Weather Service today has issued a flood watch for the Rogue at Eagle Point, below the former Gold Ray Dam site and in the Grants Pass area through Sunday.

The wet storm combined with snow melt will see the Rogue flows forecast to peak near flood stage Saturday, according to the weather service. Also, residents living along tributaries in the watch areas are warned to keep an eye on these streams.

The flood watch declaration means flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch areas.

Flood watches also have been declared for most of Northern California as well as the Southern Oregon coast.

— Mark Freeman

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