Alec Cowen

Alec joined the KLCC News Team as an intern in April 2018.  He currently produces podcasts for the UO Emerald, and is also part of the UO Crossings program.  Alec will be a Snowden Intern at KLCC during the Summer of 2018.

Douglas County is the fifth county to declare a drought order in Oregon this year.

As of May 18 snowpack in the Umpqua Basin is 26 percent of normal, according to the Natural resources Conservation Service. The State of Oregon Water Resources Department also expects stream flows to be much lower than normal.

Kyle Reed is a fire specialist with the Douglas Forest Protection Association, and he says that fire conditions in the forest are already dry, and he anticipates a busy fire season.

A new independent report from Dean Runyan Associates shows that 2017 was a record breaking year for Oregon’s travel industry.