Impaired Water - Elk Creek (Elk Creek)
Trempealeau County, Wisconsin
BT03
1782500
0.72 - 21.51
20.79
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This segment of Elk Creek was evaluated for phosphorus and/or biology every two years between 2012 and 2022. Phosphorus levels were found to be too high; this stream segment was placed on the Impaired Waters List for phosphorus in 2012.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
High Phosphorus Levels
Current Use
Salmonid Populations Stocked
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Salmonid Populations Stocked
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Salmonid Populations Stocked
303(d) ID
2012-955
Listing Date
4/1/2012
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2014 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, no biological data (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scores) were available to assess biological impairment).
Date
2/26/2014

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceeded 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds 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
9/23/2015

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2022 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceeded 2022 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
5/24/2021