E. coli warning issued for Ashland Creek in Lithia Park

ASHLAND, Ore. – The City of Ashland says there is an elevated level of E. coli bacteria in Ashland Creek near the children’s playground in Lithia Park.

City officials strongly recommend no one wade, bathe, or swim in that area of Ashland Creek.

Ashland Parks and Recreation says it will continue to re-evaluate water quality and lift the ban as soon as possible.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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