Ashland Creek at Lithia Park Playground

Ashland, Oregon

This site is sampled by the City of Ashland and all questions regarding this site should be directed to the Parks & Recreation Department. Always check beach for current safety postings and City of Ashland Parks & Recreation website for official news: http://www.ashland.or.us/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=426

Hours: Dawn to Dark

Amenities: In the hub of downtown sits Lithia Park, Ashland's crown jewel. Lithia is a 93-acre vista of emerald lawns, tennis courts, a sand-pit volleyball court, picnic areas, colorful landscaping and playground equipment. This location is at the playground that also is adjacent to a wading area in Ashland Creek.

Directions: From Interstate 5 take exit 19 and follow signs toward downtown Ashland, turn right onto N Main St around the plaza and then right onto Winburn Way. Look for parking along the creek.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
2°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Ashland Creek at Lithia Park Playground is sampled weekly from April 15th to October 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The City of Ashland monitors water quality weekly at sites along Ashland Creek from May through early October. Results are provided weekly to Rogue Riverkeeper and added to Swim Guide as soon as they are available.

The criteria in the state of Oregon determining whether a single sample meets water quality standards for water contact is an E. coli result of 406 MPN/100mL for a single sample standard or an E. coli result of 126 MPN/100mL using the geometric mean of 5 samples in a 90 day period. The Swim Guide ratings are given using single sample criteria and geometric mean.

The result from a sample is considered valid for one week. That is, if a sample collected on the 7th met the water quality standard, that result can generally be used to consider the waterbody safe for water contact until the 14th. To see the current status of a monitoring location, look on the upper right corner of the page. To see a graph of how often the samples at the site meet the standard for the current year, find the graphic at lower right of this page.

A site is marked GREEN when samples meet state water quality criteria designed to protect human health.

A site is marked RED when samples exceed state water quality criteria for E. coli (406 MPN/100mL single sample standard, as well as of the 126 MPN/100mL geometric mean of 5 samples in a 30 day period).

A site is marked GREY when there is no current data available such as the last sample was over seven days prior.

If you see pollution, please report it and note the exact location and other details. If you see a spill of chemicals, oil, or paint, call 911. Then, call the Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) Hotline: (800) 452-0311. OERS will be able to get a response on weekends or off hours. Then, please report the issue to Rogue Riverkeeper by clicking the “Report Pollution” button at the bottom of this page.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Ashland Creek at Lithia Park Playground

Ashland, Oregon

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
2°C
Clear

This site is sampled by the City of Ashland and all questions regarding this site should be directed to the Parks & Recreation Department. Always check beach for current safety postings and City of Ashland Parks & Recreation website for official news: http://www.ashland.or.us/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=426

Hours: Dawn to Dark

Amenities: In the hub of downtown sits Lithia Park, Ashland's crown jewel. Lithia is a 93-acre vista of emerald lawns, tennis courts, a sand-pit volleyball court, picnic areas, colorful landscaping and playground equipment. This location is at the playground that also is adjacent to a wading area in Ashland Creek.

Directions: From Interstate 5 take exit 19 and follow signs toward downtown Ashland, turn right onto N Main St around the plaza and then right onto Winburn Way. Look for parking along the creek.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Ashland Creek at Lithia Park Playground is sampled weekly from April 15th to October 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The City of Ashland monitors water quality weekly at sites along Ashland Creek from May through early October. Results are provided weekly to Rogue Riverkeeper and added to Swim Guide as soon as they are available.

The criteria in the state of Oregon determining whether a single sample meets water quality standards for water contact is an E. coli result of 406 MPN/100mL for a single sample standard or an E. coli result of 126 MPN/100mL using the geometric mean of 5 samples in a 90 day period. The Swim Guide ratings are given using single sample criteria and geometric mean.

The result from a sample is considered valid for one week. That is, if a sample collected on the 7th met the water quality standard, that result can generally be used to consider the waterbody safe for water contact until the 14th. To see the current status of a monitoring location, look on the upper right corner of the page. To see a graph of how often the samples at the site meet the standard for the current year, find the graphic at lower right of this page.

A site is marked GREEN when samples meet state water quality criteria designed to protect human health.

A site is marked RED when samples exceed state water quality criteria for E. coli (406 MPN/100mL single sample standard, as well as of the 126 MPN/100mL geometric mean of 5 samples in a 30 day period).

A site is marked GREY when there is no current data available such as the last sample was over seven days prior.

If you see pollution, please report it and note the exact location and other details. If you see a spill of chemicals, oil, or paint, call 911. Then, call the Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) Hotline: (800) 452-0311. OERS will be able to get a response on weekends or off hours. Then, please report the issue to Rogue Riverkeeper by clicking the “Report Pollution” button at the bottom of this page.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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