Impaired Water - Bear Creek (Bear Creek)
Richland County, Wisconsin
LW14
1234600
0.00 - 8.20
8.20
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Bear Creek was evaluated every two-year cycle from 2012 to 2022; phosphorus levels were found to be too high, though bug and fish communities were in good condition.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
High Phosphorus Levels
Current Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
2012-924
Listing Date
4/1/2012
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2012 listing cycle, and total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed listing criteria (i.e. two times the applicable criterion) for the fish and aquatic life use.
Date
2/27/2013

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2014 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category).
Date
2/27/2014

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
9/9/2015

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2018 WisCALM listing criteria 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
4/18/2017