Impaired Water - Thiel Creek (Thiel Creek)
Waupaca County, Wisconsin
WR06
280100
0.00 - 6.70
6.70
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Thiel Creek was assessed in 2018 for phosphorus, temperature, and bugs. Phosphorus levels were too high for healthy aquatic communities like plants, bugs, and fish. In 2020 new bug and fish information showed poor community health. Thiel Creek was listed for phosphorus in 2018 and degraded biological community in 2020. This water is covered by a watershed plan: Bear Lake - Little Wolf River Watershed Plan (2028).
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Biological Community, High Phosphorus Levels
Current Use
WWFF - Warmwater Forage Fishery
Listing Status
TMDL Development
Attainable Use
WWFF - Warmwater Forage Fishery
Priority
High
Designated Use
WWFF - Warmwater Forage Fishery
303(d) ID
2018-058
Listing Date
4/1/2018
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2018 WisCALM listing criteria 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
7/16/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceed 2020 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one fish and macroinvertebrate Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category).
Date
7/1/2019

Impaired Water Notes
This stream is covered by the following restoration plan and this listing was classified as Category 5W as a result: Bear Lake - Little Wolf River Watershed Plan (2028).
Date
8/14/2019