About Ashland Creek…

…the actual creek, that is.

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This is the creek that inspired the name of our press back in 2011. Since then, the sign over the bridge going through town has gotten a makeover:

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Part of the Rogue River watershed, Ashland Creek begins on the north slope of Mt. Ashland and meanders 7,000 feet down to the valley floor, through several vegetation zones.

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Ashland Creek provides the city of Ashland with the majority of its drinking water, which makes it so much more than just a lovely part of the landscape.

Despite the record snow that fell in last December, it was a very dry winter and Ashlanders spent the summer rationing water. We’re all hoping for a bit more precipitation this coming season … though not as much as the winter of 1997, which was when the last major flood occurred. (You can see photos of it here.)

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