Impaired Water - Big Arbor Vitae Lake (Big Arbor Vitae Lake)
Vilas County, Wisconsin
UW38
1545600
1,070.36
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This lake was put on the 303(d) due to mercury in 1998 but was delisted in 2006 because new data verfiied general fish consumption advisory only, not specific advisory.

This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; chlorophyll sample data exceed 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use, however, total phosphorus data do not exceed REC thresholds. Total phosphorus and chlorophyll data do not exceed Fish and Aquatic Life thresholds.

This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceeded 2018 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use; chlorophyll data only exceeded REC thresholds, not FAL.

This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; chlorophyll sample data exceeded 2020 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use. Based on the most updated information, no change in existing impaired waters listing is needed.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Recreation
Impairments
Impairment Unknown, 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
2018-240
Listing Date
4/1/2018
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceeded 2018 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use; chlorophyll data only exceeded REC thresholds, not FAL.
Date
7/11/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; chlorophyll sample data exceeded 2020 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use. Based on the most updated information, no change in existing impaired waters listing is needed.
Date
6/12/2019

 
Pollutant
Unknown Pollutant
Listed For
Recreation
Impairments
Excess Algal Growth
Current Use
Restricted Recreation
Listing Status
Pollutant Removed
Attainable Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
Priority
Delisted 2018
Designated Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
303(d) ID
2016-230
Listing Date
4/1/2016
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceeded 2018 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use; chlorophyll data only exceeded REC thresholds, not FAL.
Date
7/11/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; chlorophyll sample data exceed 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use, however, total phosphorus data do not exceed REC thresholds. Total phosphorus and chlorophyll data do not exceed Fish and Aquatic Life thresholds.
Date
8/7/2015

 
Pollutant
Mercury
Listed For
Impairments
Mercury Contaminated Fish Tissue
Current Use
Listing Status
Water Delisted
Attainable Use
Priority
Delisted 2006
Designated Use
303(d) ID
36
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
New Fish Data; Water delisted 2006. General fish consumption advisory only, not specific advisory
Date
4/1/2008