Community & Economic Development

Streamflow Conditions

US Geological Survey (USGS) Streamgage information
Water information is fundamental to national and local economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management of the Nation’s water resources. The USGS works with partners to monitor, assess, conduct targeted research, and deliver information on a wide range of water resources and conditions including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use and availability.  

USGS provides near-real-time streamgage information for two locations along Bear Creek, including Central Medford and North Ashland. The nearby upstream North Ashland streamgage has data been recording since 1990, and is located 0.1mi downstream from Ashland Creek at mile 21.0 (Latitude 42°12'58", Longitude 122°43'16" NAD27). Elevation of the gage is 1,686.64ft above sea level (NGVD29). EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 12,000 ft³/s Jan. 1, 1997, gage height 11.00 ft; minimum discharge, 0.33 ft³/s Oct. 18, 1990.