Impaired Water - Rice Lake (Rice Lake (Lower Whitewater))
Walworth County, Wisconsin
LR14
816600
144.07
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This lake was assessed for trophic status in 2016 and found to be in "suspected poor" condition.

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 and FAL thresholds.

This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; chlorophyll sample data clearly exceeded 2020 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and the Fish and Aquatic Life use. Total Phosphorus sample data were not clearly below listing thresholds. Based on the most updated information, no change in existing impaired waters listing is needed.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Recreation
Impairments
Eutrophication, Excess Algal Growth
Current Use
Restricted Recreation
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
303(d) ID
2018-248
Listing Date
4/1/2018
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 and FAL thresholds.
Date
8/2/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; chlorophyll sample data clearly exceeded 2020 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and the Fish and Aquatic Life use. Total Phosphorus sample data were not clearly below listing thresholds. Based on the most updated information, no change in existing impaired waters listing is needed.
Date
6/12/2019