Impaired Water - Starkweather Creek (Starkweather Creek)
Dane County, Wisconsin
LR08
805100
0.00 - 3.65
3.65
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This portion of Starkweather Creek was put on the Impaired Waters List in the 1998 cycle for BOD, Low DO, sediment, degraded habitat, and unspecified metals causing toxicity. In the 2016 elevated chloride was added and in the 2022 cycle PFOS in fish tissue was added to the list.
Listing Details
Pollutant
PFOS
Listed For
Fish Consumption
Impairments
PFOS Contaminated Fish Tissue
Current Use
Specific Restricted Fish Consumption
Listing Status
Addition
Attainable Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
Priority
Medium
Designated Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
303(d) ID
2022-002
Listing Date
4/1/2022
Impaired Water Notes
Recent sampling by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shows elevated PFOS in fish tissue and surface water in those waterways. PFOS is one of many per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFOS detection is the driving force behind establishing the fish consumption advisory for Starkweather Creek and Lake Monona in Dane County.
Date
1/22/2021

 
Pollutant
E. coli
Listed For
Recreation
Impairments
Recreational Restrictions - Pathogens
Current Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
Listing Status
Addition
Attainable Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
303(d) ID
2022-021
Listing Date
4/1/2022
Impaired Water Notes
This segment of Starkweather Creek was evaluated in the 2022 cycle for E. coli and levels were higher than criteria outline in 2022 WisCALM. The pollutant E. coli was added to the impaired waters list for this water.
Date
8/5/2021

 
Pollutant
Chloride
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Chronic Aquatic Toxicity, Acute Aquatic Toxicity
Current Use
LFF - Limited Forage Fishery
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
2016-081
Listing Date
4/1/2016
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle and chloride sample data exceeded 2016 WisCALM chronic and acute listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
8/21/2015

 
Pollutant
Unspecified Metals
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Chronic Aquatic Toxicity
Current Use
LFF - Limited Forage Fishery
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
467
Listing Date
4/1/1998
 
Pollutant
Sediment/Total Suspended Solids
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Habitat
Current Use
LFF - Limited Forage Fishery
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
467
Listing Date
4/1/1998
 
Pollutant
BOD
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Low DO
Current Use
LFF - Limited Forage Fishery
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
467
Listing Date
4/1/1998