Impaired Water - Rogers Br (Rogers Branch)
Grant County, Wisconsin
GP06
964300
0.00 - 8.00
8.00
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
On 303d list, TMDL approved; also in 1980 trout streams list (class 2)

Management of nutrients and sediment through better land use practices, including managed grazing and buffering of the stream in the headwaters areas, would help reduce loads to the lower stream. Rogers Branch is a twelve-mile stream in north central Grant County that has its origin near the village of Fennimore and flows south and joins with Borah Branch to form the Grant River near Lancaster, Wisconsin. It has a moderate to high gradient of 31 feet per mile and drains an area of approximately 14 square miles.

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 and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category).
Listing Details
Pollutant
Unknown Pollutant
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Elevated Water Temperature
Current Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
303(d) ID
2016-124
Listing Date
4/1/2016
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; temperature data exceeded 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
8/29/2015

 
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Low DO, Degraded Biological Community
Current Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
303(d) ID
33689-403
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
A TMDL has been written on this waterbody due to high phosphorous and sediment causing low dissolved oxygen and degraded habitat. Sources of impairments are primarly non-point pollution. TMDL approved September 25, 2007.
Date
11/20/2007

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data 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
4/1/2014

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data exceed 2016 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
8/29/2015

 
Pollutant
Sediment/Total Suspended Solids
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Habitat
Current Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
303(d) ID
33689-403
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
A TMDL has been written on this waterbody due to high phosphorous and sediment causing low dissolved oxygen and degraded habitat. Sources of impairments are primarly non-point pollution. TMDL approved September 25, 2007.
Date
11/8/2007

Impaired Water Notes
Correction. Degraded Habitat should have been included as impairment originally.
Date
4/1/2008