Impaired Water - Lake Waubesa (Lake Waubesa)
Dane County, Wisconsin
LR08
803700
2,074.53
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Lake Waubesa was evaluated for phosphorus and algae every two years between 2012 and 2022. Phosphorus levels were found to be too high, which was reflected in algal blooms. This lake is covered by the Rock River TMDL restoration plan, approved in 2011.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Recreation
Impairments
High Phosphorus Levels, Excess Algal Growth
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
2012-2029
Listing Date
4/1/2012
Impaired Water Notes
This water has a TMDL for total phosphorus approved by the EPA in 2011.
Date
9/28/2011

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceeded 2018 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use, and chlorophyll data also exceeded REC thresholds.
Date
7/14/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2014 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and exceeded Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, chlorophyll data do not exceed REC or FAL thresholds.
Date
1/20/2014

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use, and chlorophyll data exceed REC thresholds. Total phosphorus and chlorophyll data do not exceed Fish and Aquatic Life thresholds.
Date
10/12/2015

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceeded 2020 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Aquatic Life use.
Date
8/1/2019

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2022 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceeded 2022 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Aquatic Life use.
Date
5/25/2021

 
Pollutant
Mercury
Listed For
Impairments
NA
Current Use
Listing Status
Water Delisted
Attainable Use
Priority
Delisted 2006
Designated Use
303(d) ID
506
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
Sites where data collected post 2000 -2007 and shows that general advice is sufficient.
Date
10/27/2009