Officials Issue Jackson Creek Caution

MEDFORD, Ore. — Officials are urging residents to be careful when around the Jackson and Griffin Creeks. They say the bacteria levels in these creeks are exceeding some state standards. Rogue Valley Sewer says they believe it is from wildlife waste and possibly from leaking septic tanks. Those officials say to take extra caution when … Continue reading »

USFS Fined for Creek Contamination

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A U.S. agency is being fined over an algae infestation in a Rogue Valley creek. The U.S. Forest Service faces a nearly $9,000 fine. The state’s Department of Environmental Quality says an algae mat was allowed to escape a USFS nursery and flow down into Jackson Creek. The Central Point nursery … Continue reading »