Impaired Water - Unnamed (Nor-X-Way Channel)
Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
MI03
18450
0.00 - 4.90
4.90
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Listed in 2010 for fecal coliform from urban runoff and other sources. Commercial and residential land uses contribute the largest FC loads of urban uses. About 60% of loads from unknown sources that may be illicit connections, leaking sewers, etc. In addition, the channel is degraded by concrete lining in some areas leading to loss of habitat.

This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2014 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, available biological data do not indicate impairment (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the "poor" condition category).

This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, no biological data (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scores) were available to assess biological impairment. This water was also assessed for temperature and sample data did not exceed 2016 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.

This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceed 2018 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, no biological data (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scores) were available to assess biological impairment. New temperature sample data were clearly below 2018 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.

Assessments during the 2020 listing cycle show elevated temperature levels, chronic toxicity by chloride, and high total phosphorus levels. Elevated temperature and chloride chronic toxicity were added to this already impaired water in 2020.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Chloride
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Chronic Aquatic Toxicity
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
Addition
Attainable Use
LFF - Limited Forage Fishery
Priority
Medium
Designated Use
LFF - Limited Forage Fishery
303(d) ID
2020-058
Listing Date
4/1/2020
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; chloride sample data exceed 2020 WisCALM listing criteria for the Aquatic Life use.
Date
7/31/2019

 
Pollutant
Unknown Pollutant
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Elevated Water Temperature
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
Addition
Attainable Use
LFF - Limited Forage Fishery
Priority
Medium
Designated Use
LFF - Limited Forage Fishery
303(d) ID
2020-059
Listing Date
4/1/2020
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; temperature sample data exceed 2020 WisCALM listing criteria for the Aquatic Life use.
Date
7/31/2019

 
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
High Phosphorus Levels
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
LFF - Limited Forage Fishery
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
LFF - Limited Forage Fishery
303(d) ID
2014-11
Listing Date
4/1/2014
Impaired Water Notes
The Milwaukee River Watershed TMDL was approved by the EPA on March 9, 2018 and covers waters in the basin impaired for Total Phosphorus, Sediment/Total Suspended Solids, and bacteria (E. coli and Fecal Coliform).
Date
3/19/2018

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2014 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, available biological data do not indicate impairment (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the "poor" condition category).
Date
1/23/2014

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, no biological data (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scores) were available to assess biological impairment.
Date
9/24/2015

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceed 2018 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, no biological data (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scores) were available to assess biological impairment.
Date
4/14/2017

 
Pollutant
Fecal Coliform
Listed For
Recreation
Impairments
Recreational Restrictions - Pathogens
Current Use
Restricted Recreation
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
303(d) ID
2010-24
Listing Date
4/1/2010
Impaired Water Notes
The Milwaukee River Watershed TMDL was approved by the EPA on March 9, 2018 and covers waters in the basin impaired for Total Phosphorus, Sediment/Total Suspended Solids, and bacteria (E. coli and Fecal Coliform).
Date
3/9/2018

Impaired Water Notes
Nor-X-Way Channel is a tributary stream in the Menomonee River Watershed. Nor-X-Way Channel is impaired due to recreational restrictions caused by high fecal coliform (bacteria) levels. The Assessment information summarized in report notes fecal coliform exceedances are poor on an annual basis and poor through the swimming season. Fecal coliform counts exceed 400 cfu/100 ml 28% of time on annual basis and 17% of time seasonally. Both exceed the 10% WisCALM guidance threshold for FC exceedances needed for listing.

Watershed Restoration Plan for the Menomonee River Watershed. MMSD 2009.
Date
11/25/2009