Impaired Water - Whitefish Lake (Whitefish Lake)
Oneida County, Wisconsin
UW44
1613500
198.84
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Whitefish Lake was placed on the 303(d) impaired waters list in 1998 due to mercury.

This lake was assessed using 2012 WisCALM methodology using data from 2006-2010, and did not exceed thresholds for Total Phosphorus or chlorophyll a for either Recreation or Fish and Aquatic Life uses.

This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus and chlorophyll sample data clearly met 2014 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use.

This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus and chlorophyll sample data were clearly below 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use.

This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus and chlorophyll sample data were clearly below 2018 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and the Fish and Aquatic Life use.

Assessments of new total phosphorus and chlorophyll data during the 2020 listing cycle show these parameters are in good condition for Aquatic Life and Recreation uses according to 2020 WisCALM standards for these uses.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Mercury
Listed For
Fish Consumption
Impairments
Mercury Contaminated Fish Tissue
Current Use
Specific Restricted Fish Consumption
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
303(d) ID
517
Listing Date
4/1/1998