Wagner Creek at Valley View Road

Talent, Oregon

Wagner Creek drains the area north of Wagner Butte in the Siskiyous and runs through the town of Talent before it enters Bear Creek near the Talent exit (Mile 21) of I-5. There are several parks and public access points along Wagner Creek in Talent. Water samples are collected upstream of the mouth of Wagner Creek where it enters Bear Creek in an undesignated community recreation area. This area is often used accessed by neighbors, pets, and wildlife. Please be respectful of the neighborhood in this area as this sample site is NOT a designated park or recreation area.

Water quality for locations upstream can be inferred from results taken in a downstream location. If water quality is poor downstream, it is probably poor upstream as well though water quality improves upstream of sources of contamination. Stay tuned to Swim Guide for additional results as available.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Failed to meet water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 16th, 2022. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 17th, 2022 at 6:18 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Wagner Creek at Valley View Road is sampled weekly from June 2nd to September 25th.

Source Information

Water samples are collected by Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers and our Water Quality intern tests them in our lab which meets the OR Dept. of Environmental Quality data standards. Results are then posted to this page so you will know when it is safe (or unsafe) to swim!

Oregon state criteria for whether a water sample meets the water quality standard for contact is an E. coli result of 406 MPN/100mL per sample or less. Water samples are collected, then sealed and incubated over a 24-hour period at 35+/- degrees Celsius. The results are considered valid for 7 days.

Results based on the Oregon water quality criteria of 406 MPN/100mL are organized as follows:

GREEN = a single sample is below the Oregon water quality criteria for water contact

RED = a single sample exceeds the Oregon water quality criteria.. People and pets should not be recreating in sites labeled red as bacteria levels are considered unsafe for human contact.

GREY = a site with no current data available.

Always use your best judgement when recreating in or near waterways. Pay attention to odd smells, colors, water quality, etc and report anything that looks out of the ordinary.
Be safe, have fun, and thank you for protecting the Rogue!

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Water Quality Graph

Wagner Creek at Valley View Road

Talent, Oregon

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 16th, 2022. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 17th, 2022 at 6:18 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Wagner Creek drains the area north of Wagner Butte in the Siskiyous and runs through the town of Talent before it enters Bear Creek near the Talent exit (Mile 21) of I-5. There are several parks and public access points along Wagner Creek in Talent. Water samples are collected upstream of the mouth of Wagner Creek where it enters Bear Creek in an undesignated community recreation area. This area is often used accessed by neighbors, pets, and wildlife. Please be respectful of the neighborhood in this area as this sample site is NOT a designated park or recreation area.

Water quality for locations upstream can be inferred from results taken in a downstream location. If water quality is poor downstream, it is probably poor upstream as well though water quality improves upstream of sources of contamination. Stay tuned to Swim Guide for additional results as available.

Monitoring Frequency

Wagner Creek at Valley View Road is sampled weekly from June 2nd to September 25th.

Source Information

Water samples are collected by Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers and our Water Quality intern tests them in our lab which meets the OR Dept. of Environmental Quality data standards. Results are then posted to this page so you will know when it is safe (or unsafe) to swim!

Oregon state criteria for whether a water sample meets the water quality standard for contact is an E. coli result of 406 MPN/100mL per sample or less. Water samples are collected, then sealed and incubated over a 24-hour period at 35+/- degrees Celsius. The results are considered valid for 7 days.

Results based on the Oregon water quality criteria of 406 MPN/100mL are organized as follows:

GREEN = a single sample is below the Oregon water quality criteria for water contact

RED = a single sample exceeds the Oregon water quality criteria.. People and pets should not be recreating in sites labeled red as bacteria levels are considered unsafe for human contact.

GREY = a site with no current data available.

Always use your best judgement when recreating in or near waterways. Pay attention to odd smells, colors, water quality, etc and report anything that looks out of the ordinary.
Be safe, have fun, and thank you for protecting the Rogue!

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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