Impaired Water - Black River (Black River)
Jackson County, Wisconsin
BR04, BR05, BR06, BR07
1676700
73.36 - 86.90
13.54
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This segment of the Black River was put on the Impaired Waters List in the 1998 cycle for mercury in fish tissue. This river segment was evaluated in the 2012, 2018, and 2022 cycles; phosphorus levels were too high, but chloride levels were low, and bug and fish communities were in good condition.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Impairment Unknown
Current Use
Supported Aquatic Life
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Supported Aquatic Life
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Supported Aquatic Life
303(d) ID
2018-109
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 (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the "poor" condition category).
Date
7/25/2017

 
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
51
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
Correction. Other Factors. Hg and FCA only apply to a shorter segment now. Downstream of Lake Arbutus to Black River Falls. New Fish contaminant data.
Date
4/1/2008