Impaired Water - Black River (Black R. (Below Medford))
Clark, Taylor County, Wisconsin
BR11, BR12, BR13
1676700
145.24 - 180.98
35.74
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This segment of Black River was put on the Impaired Waters List for mercury during the 1998 cycle. Evaluation every two-year cycle from 2016 to 2022; phosphorus levels were elevated and also added to the list.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Impairment Unknown
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Priority
Medium
Designated Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
303(d) ID
2016-143
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

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 (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the "poor" condition category).
Date
4/13/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceed 2020 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). Based on the most updated information, no change in existing impaired waters listing is needed.
Date
6/17/2019

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2022 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceed 2022 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
5/25/2021

 
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
582
Listing Date
4/1/1998