And now, another effect of the drought: higher bacteria levels in streams.
It figures... less water means less dilution of naturally-occurring bacteria, and warmer water promotes the growth of bacteria.
But several streams around the region are showing unsafe levels of bacteria.
Those include a handful of Rogue Valley streams.
We discuss the dangers of contact with the contaminated water.
- Bear Creek, from Phoenix to the Rogue River
- Neil Creek in Ashland
- Griffin Creek from Medford to the Rogue River
- Jackson Creek from Central Point to the Rogue River