On Jan. 1, 1997, weeks of severe stormy weather caused heavy flooding in parts of the Rogue Valley. The City of Ashland and the immediate surrounding area were among the sites most significantly impacted. New Year Underwater, the latest documentary short from Jackson County Library Services, tells the story of the harrowing act of nature through the eyes of first responders and business owners who experienced the incident firsthand.

Watch the film now on our YouTube channel: