Impaired Water - Badfish Creek (Badfish Creek)
Dane, Rock County, Wisconsin
LR06, LR07
799500
0.00 - 12.30
12.30
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This is an impaired water due to PCBs in contaminated sediment. Surveys conducted the 1980s showed fair macroinverbrate values, with improvements indicated in the 1990s up through 2002.
This water was assessed during the 2012 listing cycle, and total phosphorus sample data exceed 2012 WisCALM listing criteria for the fish and aquatic life use. This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data exceed 2014 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).

This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; temperature sample data does not 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).

Assessments during the 2020 listing cycle showed new bug sample data were in fair condition.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
High Phosphorus Levels
Current Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
2012-2020
Listing Date
4/1/2012
Impaired Water Notes
This stream segment was assessed during the 2012 listing cycle, and total phosphorus sample data exceed criteria by 2X for the fish and aquatic life use.
Date
3/1/2013

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data exceed 2014 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
2/26/2014

 
Pollutant
PCBs
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
PCB Contaminated Sediments, PCBs Contaminated Fish Tissue
Current Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
16
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
Changed from high priority to low priority.
Date
4/1/2008