Impaired Water - Bad Axe River (Bad Axe River)
Vernon County, Wisconsin
BL02
1639300
0.00 - 4.26
4.26
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Total phosphorus data from this water were evaluated during the 2012 listing cycle. Some of the evaluated data were collected during extreme weather events, leaving insufficient representative data available to assess. Therefore, additional representative data will be collected during more normal conditions before making an assessment decision.
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; phosphorus sample data nearly exceeded (May Exceed) 2014 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, but biological sample data, averaged macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scores, clearly met. Further monitoring is recommended.
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, 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).
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 (i.e. no macroinvertebrate Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the "poor" condition category).
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Impairment Unknown
Current Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Medium
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
2016-142
Listing Date
4/1/2016
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, 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
8/29/2015