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Butte Falls in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Butte Springs Watershed

 
 
Butte Springs Watershed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 31, 2015
1. Butte Springs Watershed Marker
Inscription. Volcanic cinders from Mt. McLoughlin, deposited over 20,000 acres, act as a large underground reservoir.

Large springs on the edges of the deposit provide domestic and industrial water to Medford.

Timber to the north and west harvested between 1925 and 1933. The new forest will provide winter game range, as well as timber for the future.
 
Erected by Rogue River National Forest.
 
Location. 42° 29.488′ N, 122° 27.375′ W. Marker is in Butte Falls, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Butte Falls Hwy and Willow Lake Rd, on the right when traveling east on Butte Falls Hwy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Butte Falls OR 97522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whiskey Spring and Mt. McLoughlin (approx. 1.7 miles away); Douglas C. Ingram Memorial Tree (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cat Hill (approx. 7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is located at the entrance to Willow Lake Recreation Area.
 
Regarding Butte Springs Watershed. The Big Butte Springs Water Commission along with the Rogue River
Butte Springs Watershed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 31, 2015
2. Butte Springs Watershed Marker
National Forest have blocked off many forest roads previously accessible to the public in order to protect the watershed territories. This is due mainly in response to drought conditions which have affected much of the Pacific Northwest the past number of years and the fear of man-made fires destroying precious lands.
 
Categories. Environment
 
Willow Lake Recreation Area entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 31, 2015
3. Willow Lake Recreation Area entrance sign
Butte Springs Watershed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 31, 2015
4. Butte Springs Watershed Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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