Impaired Water - Arbutus Lake* (Arbutus Lake)
Clark, Jackson County, Wisconsin
BR06, BR07, BR08, BR09
1727700
773.80
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Arbutus Lake is on the 303(d) list due to mercury levels monitored in the lake. The lake was evaluated in 2018 phosphorus levels were too high for healthy aquatic communities like plants, bugs, and fish. Excess algal growth was found in 2020.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Recreation
Impairments
High Phosphorus Levels, 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
2018-267
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 exceeded REC thresholds. No criteria for FAL.
Date
8/3/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceeded 2020 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use, and chlorophyll data exceeded only REC thresholds.
Date
7/12/2019

 
Pollutant
Mercury
Listed For
Fish Consumption
Impairments
Mercury Contaminated Fish Tissue
Current Use
Specific Restricted Fish Consumption
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
303(d) ID
626
Listing Date
4/1/1998