Impaired Water - Unnamed (Welch Coulee Creek)
Trempealeau County, Wisconsin
BT02
1799300
0.00 - 5.37
5.37
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
TMDL has been approved 2003. The full 4.5-mile length of Welch Coulee Creek is listed as impaired on the 303(d) list. Welch Coulee Creek is listed as impacted by elevated temperature, loss of instream habitat, and sedimentation, primarily due to stream bank erosion. In a 1990 survey (1), the stream HBI was 3.20 indicating no apparent organic loading, and the Habitat Rating was "fair". The stream is currently a Warm Water Forage
Fishery. The potential use is coldwater Class III.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Sediment/Total Suspended Solids
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Elevated Water Temperature
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
509
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
The full 4.5-mile length of Welch Coulee Creek is listed as impaired on the 303(d) list. Welch Coulee Creek is listed as impacted by elevated temperature, loss of instream habitat, and sedimentation, primarily due to stream bank erosion. In a 1990 survey (1), the stream HBI was 3.20 indicating no apparent organic loading, and the Habitat Rating was "fair". The stream is currently a Warm Water Forage Fishery. The potential use is coldwater Class III.
Date
12/26/2002

Impaired Water Notes
Degraded habitat conditions should be added as an impairment on the 303d list for Welch Coulee Creek and elevated water temperature should be removed as an impairment based on data collected in 2010.
Date
1/11/2012

Impaired Water Notes
Middle Trempealeau River sediment TMDLs approved by the USEPA March 13, 2003.
Date
3/13/2003