Impaired Water - Wind Lake (Wind Lake)
Racine County, Wisconsin
FX04
761700
919.28
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Wind Lake has been on the state's 303(d) impaired waters list since 1998 for elevated phosphorus, low dissolved oxygen, and excess algal growth. Assessments in the 2020 and 2022 cycles confirm the algal impairment.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Recreation
Impairments
Low DO, Excess Algal Growth
Current Use
Restricted Recreation
Listing Status
TMDL Development
Attainable Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
Priority
High
Designated Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
303(d) ID
554
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
This lake was listed for total phosphorus in 1998, before there were codified numeric criteria, under the Fish and Aquatic Life use. With numeric criteria applied this lake Clearly Met the total phosphorus and chlorophyll-a thresholds for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, but did not Clearly Meet Recreation use thresholds. This lake will not be delisted for phosphorus and chlorophyll as of the 2014 listing cycle. The TP impairment will be moved to the Recreation use because sample data clearly met FAL thresholds. Further monitoring is being done to determine if this lake will meet TP and Chl-a criteria in the future.
Date
1/20/2014

Impaired Water Notes
Assessment from 2020 confirms the algal impairment with new data.
Date
6/6/2019

Impaired Water Notes
Assessment in the 2022 cycle confirmed the algal impairment with new data.
Date
6/1/2021