Rogue River at Agness

Agness, Oregon

This site is sampled by the Lower Rogue Watershed Council.

Agness, OR is 32 miles inland from Gold Beach. Water sampling occurs on private land at Cougar Lane Lodge. There are several access points on public land in the Agness area.

Directions: From HWY 101, turn east on Jerry’s Flat Rd (also known as the USFS 33 road), drive approximately 27 miles inland.

Amenities: Cougar Lane Lodge is on the Rogue River with a general store open year round for gas, propane, food, snacks, beer, wine, etc.

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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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Rogue River at Agness is sampled bi-weekly from June 1st to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Lower Rogue Watershed Council monitors these sites at least every other week, primarily during the recreation season of June through September. Analysis is done by Watershed Council staff at the Forestry Learning Center Lab in Gold Beach and meets OR Dept. of Environmental Quality data standards.

Results are posted when available on the Swim Guide.

For more information on the work of the Lower Rogue Watershed Council: http://www.currywatersheds.org/home.aspx

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 the 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.

A site is marked GREEN: when a single sample is below or meets the Oregon water quality criteria for water contact.

A site is marked RED: when a single sample exceeds the Oregon water quality criteria for water contact.

A site is marked GREY: when there is no current data available.

A site can be designated "Special Status" if there is a toxic algae bloom observed by the monitor. Some species of blue-green algae can be toxic. These toxic algae can cause illness in people, pets and other animals that have contact with the algae. If a site is designated "Special Status" for a toxic algae bloom, it means that the water quality technician visibly observed a toxic algae bloom at the site at the time the sample was collected, but there could be other locations along the water body that have more or less toxic algae. If the site is not designated "Special Status" it does not mean there is absolutely no risk from toxic algae at the site. Be observant of the site where you are swimming and use your own judgment.

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

Rogue River at Agness

Agness, 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:   

This site is sampled by the Lower Rogue Watershed Council.

Agness, OR is 32 miles inland from Gold Beach. Water sampling occurs on private land at Cougar Lane Lodge. There are several access points on public land in the Agness area.

Directions: From HWY 101, turn east on Jerry’s Flat Rd (also known as the USFS 33 road), drive approximately 27 miles inland.

Amenities: Cougar Lane Lodge is on the Rogue River with a general store open year round for gas, propane, food, snacks, beer, wine, etc.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Rogue River at Agness is sampled bi-weekly from June 1st to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Lower Rogue Watershed Council monitors these sites at least every other week, primarily during the recreation season of June through September. Analysis is done by Watershed Council staff at the Forestry Learning Center Lab in Gold Beach and meets OR Dept. of Environmental Quality data standards.

Results are posted when available on the Swim Guide.

For more information on the work of the Lower Rogue Watershed Council: http://www.currywatersheds.org/home.aspx

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 the 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.

A site is marked GREEN: when a single sample is below or meets the Oregon water quality criteria for water contact.

A site is marked RED: when a single sample exceeds the Oregon water quality criteria for water contact.

A site is marked GREY: when there is no current data available.

A site can be designated "Special Status" if there is a toxic algae bloom observed by the monitor. Some species of blue-green algae can be toxic. These toxic algae can cause illness in people, pets and other animals that have contact with the algae. If a site is designated "Special Status" for a toxic algae bloom, it means that the water quality technician visibly observed a toxic algae bloom at the site at the time the sample was collected, but there could be other locations along the water body that have more or less toxic algae. If the site is not designated "Special Status" it does not mean there is absolutely no risk from toxic algae at the site. Be observant of the site where you are swimming and use your own judgment.

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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