Impaired Water - Unnamed (Waxdale Creek)
Racine County, Wisconsin
SE02
2300
0.00 - 2.91
2.91
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
On 303d list since 1998; also on NR104 list (LFF). Degraded habitat from stream channelization and stormwater runoff. Historic fish kills from spills attributed to point source. See attached report.

This water is covered by a restoration plan: Pike River Watershed Restoration Plan (expires 2038).
Listing Details
Pollutant
Sediment/Total Suspended Solids
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Habitat
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Priority
Low
Designated Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
303(d) ID
507
Listing Date
4/1/2008
Impaired Water Notes
Addition based on new data. Removal of chronic toxicity as a pollutant (listed in 1998) is a correction. Add sediment as pollutant and degraded habitat as impairment. Remove chronic toxicity - this is from an historical fish kill with no repeat activity.

Waxdale Creek was listed on the Impaired Waters list for chronic aquatic toxicity due to point and nonpoint source discharges. The files indicate one fish kill investigation from August 1983, where over 14,000 fish were documented killed. The kill was attributed to a spill from a business discharging to Waxdale Creek. The exact agent causing the kill was not specifically determined, but the toxicity was acute, and not chronic. No other fish kill documents were found. The attached stream classification survey (1993) noted chronic water quality and habitat problems from nonpoint source runoff. We could find no evidence that other sampling efforts have been conducted on this waterbody.
Date
4/1/2008

Impaired Water Notes
This stream is covered by the following restoration plan and was classified as Category 5W as a result: Pike River Watershed Restoration Plan (expires 2038).
Date
8/1/2019

 
Pollutant
Unknown Pollutant
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
NA
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
Pollutant Removed
Attainable Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Priority
Delisted 2008
Designated Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
303(d) ID
507
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
Remove chronic toxicity - this is from an historical fish kill (1983)with no repeat activity. This historic event is not reflective of current conditions.
Date
4/1/2008