Boaters Back on the Water

NEAR EUGENE, Ore. — ¬†As Memorial Day weekend approaches boaters are back out on the water after a tough season at Fern Ridge Reservoir. Last year the low water levels made it difficult for boaters to get out on the water — but it’s a different story this year. The docks are full — and … Continue reading »

Low Water Levels: Warning for Boaters

VENETA, Ore. — Marinas around Fern Ridge Reservoir are repeating a warning from earlier in the year, that the low water levels could get your boat stuck in the mud. Lane County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue says the reservoir is evaporating quickly. They say boats are getting stuck in the mud in places they normally … Continue reading »

County Looks to Recoup Costs for Boaters

VENETA, Ore. — Low water levels at Fern Ridge Reservoir have Lane County leaders looking for ways to recoup costs for boaters. The county and Army Corps of Engineers are working to address the problem. With record low rainfall, the boating season hasn’t looked good. Lane County leaders are addressing ways to help those boaters … Continue reading »

Low Water Levels Hurt Boating Industry

VENETA, Ore. — With the warmer temperatures you might expect everyone to be out on the lake. But with 14 and a half inches below average rainfall, boaters are nowhere in sight. While Oregonians have enjoyed the warm dry spring that’s not the case at Fern Ridge Reservoir. It’s where a dry spring means a … Continue reading »

Richardson Park Marina Rebuilt

May 18, 2012 By Kelsey Card JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Local water enthusiasts have a brand new marina to take advantage of this summer at Fern Ridge Reservoir. Brand new steel framed docks are one of many changes that the¬†Richardson Park Marinawent through over the past several months. It’s all being unveiled Friday at their … Continue reading »