Impaired Water - Bear Creek (Bear Creek)
Portage, Wood County, Wisconsin
CW11
1398700
0.00 - 11.70
11.70
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This segment of Bear Creek was evaluated for phosphorus and biology in 2018 and 2022. Phosphorus levels were found to be too high. This water is part of the Wisconsin River TMDL, approved in 2019.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
High Phosphorus Levels
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
303(d) ID
2016-136
Listing Date
4/1/2016
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds 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
8/28/2015

Impaired Water Notes
This water is part of the 2019 approved Wisconsin River TMDL addressing Total Phosphorus and Total Suspended Solids.
Date
6/6/2019

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceed 2018 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, available chloride and biological data do not indicate impairment (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the "poor" condition category).
Date
7/1/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2022 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2022 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Fish and Aquatic Life use. Based on the most updated information, no change in existing impaired waters listing is needed.
Date
5/21/2021