Impaired Water - North Creek (North Creek)
Trempealeau County, Wisconsin
BT02
1778600
0.00 - 7.59
7.59
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
TMDL has been approved 2003.
North Creek, a 6.8-mile tributary of the Trempealeau River, is managed
as a Warm Water Forage Fishery. A 1990 survey (1) found one brook trout (10.5 inches)
and 9 minnow and forage species. The stream HBI was 3.12 indicating no apparent
organic pollution, and the Habitat Rating was "fair". The potential use is a coldwater
Class III trout fishery. From 0-6.5 miles are listed on the 303(d) list as impacted by sedimentation and loss of instream habitat, due to ditching, stream bank erosion and
stream bank pasturing.

This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; based on 2018 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, available biological data did not indicate impairment (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the "poor" condition category).
Listing Details
Pollutant
Sediment/Total Suspended Solids
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Habitat
Current Use
WWFF - Warmwater Forage Fishery
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
Salmonid Populations Stocked
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
Salmonid Populations Stocked
303(d) ID
316
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
North Creek, a 6.8-mile tributary of the Trempealeau River, is managed
as a Warm Water Forage Fishery. A 1990 survey (1) found one brook trout (10.5 inches) and 9 minnow and forage species. The stream HBI was 3.12 indicating no apparent organic pollution, and the Habitat Rating was "fair". The potential use is a coldwater Class III trout fishery. From 0-6.5 miles are listed on the 303(d) list as impacted by sedimentation and loss of instream habitat, due to ditching, stream bank erosion and stream bank pasturing.
Date
12/26/2002

Impaired Water Notes
The sediment TMDL for North Creek was approved by the USEPA March 13, 2008.
Date
3/13/2003