Wagner Creek at W. 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 close to the mouth of Wagner Creek where it enters Bear Creek upstream of the bridge on West Valley View Road. 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.

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current 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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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Wagner Creek at W. Valley View Road is sampled weekly from June 5th 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
YELLOW = a single sample is at Oregon water quality criteria, nearing unsafe water contact. Caution should be taken when recreating in sites marked yellow.
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.
SPECIAL STATUS = a toxic algae bloom was observed. Some species of blue-green algae can be toxic and may cause illness in people, pets and other animals if accidentally consumed.
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!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Wagner Creek at W. Valley View Road

Talent, Oregon

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current 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:   

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 close to the mouth of Wagner Creek where it enters Bear Creek upstream of the bridge on West Valley View Road. 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 W. Valley View Road is sampled weekly from June 5th 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
YELLOW = a single sample is at Oregon water quality criteria, nearing unsafe water contact. Caution should be taken when recreating in sites marked yellow.
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.
SPECIAL STATUS = a toxic algae bloom was observed. Some species of blue-green algae can be toxic and may cause illness in people, pets and other animals if accidentally consumed.
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!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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