Impaired Water - Vermont Creek (Vermont Creek)
Dane County, Wisconsin
LW17
1249200
0.00 - 3.46
3.46
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This portion of Vermont Creek was placed on the impaired waters list in 2004 for Sediment/Total Suspended Solids and degraded habitat. This portion of the stream is a Class III trout water.
This stream segment was evaluated for biology in 2016 and 2018 and for phosphorus and temperature in 2018. Phosphorus levels were too high for healthy plant, bug, and fish communities, though fish and bug samples showed they were in good condition. Temperature was removed from the Impaired Waters List in the 2022 cycle.

This water is on the Restoration Waters list because it is covered by the Dane-Iowa Adaptive Management Plan.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Impairment Unknown
Current Use
Salmonid Populations Stocked
Listing Status
TMDL Alternative Approved
Attainable Use
Coldwater - aquatic life, spawning
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
Coldwater - aquatic life, spawning
303(d) ID
2018-094
Listing Date
4/1/2018
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 biological data do not indicate impairment. New macroinvertebrate and existing fish sample data were assessed, but no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the "poor" condition category.
Date
7/22/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water is on the Restoration Waters list, Category 4B, because it is covered by the Dane-Iowa Adaptive Management Plan, an alternative to a TMDL.
Date
8/23/2019

 
Pollutant
Sediment/Total Suspended Solids
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Habitat
Current Use
Salmonid Populations Stocked
Listing Status
TMDL Alternative Approved
Attainable Use
Coldwater - aquatic life, spawning
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
Coldwater - aquatic life, spawning
303(d) ID
710
Listing Date
4/1/2004
Impaired Water Notes
This water is on the Restoration Waters list, Category 4B, because it is covered by the Dane-Iowa Adaptive Management Plan, an alternative to a TMDL.
Date
8/23/2019