2012 List Updates for the Yahara Lakes

Read the proposed updates for the Year 2012 Impaired Waters List for the Yahara Chain of Lakes

Impaired waters list
Year 2012 impaired waters list.
Approved TMDLs
Waters with approved TMDLs.
Assessment methods
Assessment methods are used to evaluate water condition.

Wisconsin’s 2012 Impaired Waters ListSix Mile Creek

Every two years, Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires states to publish a list of all waters that are not meeting water quality standards.

The existing Impaired Waters List includes more than 700 rivers, streams and lakes. In the draft 2012 list, updates include 147 new waters to the list. The primary pollutants are total phosphorus, mercury and total suspended solids. Twenty-eight waters are being proposed for delisting including three streams that have been successfully restored: German Valley Branch in Dane County and Eagle and Joos Valley Creeks in Buffalo County.

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2012 Impaired Waters List Submittal to U.S. EPA

Wisconsin’s revised 2012 impaired waters list was submitted to U.S. EPA on August 28, 2013 in fulfillment of federal reporting requirements under Sections 303(d) of the Clean Water Act.  This revised 2012 list is an addendum to the Integrated Report submitted to U.S. EPA in April, 2012.

Contact information
For questions and comments about the Impaired Waters List contact:
Aaron Larson
608–264–6129
Last revised: Monday December 16 2013