The Rogue River is Grants Pass' best known scenic and recreational feature. But heavy rains can turn our normally peaceful river into a raging current that can, and will, reclaim nearby low lands as its own.
The Rogue has flooded the city more than a dozen times in the past 130 years. The most recent flood (January 1, 1997) caused $10 million in damages to homes, businesses, agriculture, roads and bridges in Josephine county.
Sand and sandbags are available from local retailers throughout the Rogue Valley. Although this is a list of retailers that typically carry stock you may want to call the retailers to check current inventory.
Please note that although there are a few municipalities that give sand and/or bags away for free, you will generally need to purchase your own.
Click to Download a PDF of Waterways and Potential Flood Areas Map
It is YOUR responsibility to protect your home and property.
A collaborative endeavor between Jackson & Josephine County Emergency Management to help the citizens of the Rogue Valley prepare for and respond to disasters