Impaired Water - Irvin Creek (Irvin Creek)
Trempealeau County, Wisconsin
BT02
1792200
0.00 - 5.31
5.31
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) average scored in the poor condition category). Sediment TMDL approved in 2003. Irvin Creek, a 4.2-mile tributary of the Trempealeau River, has a 6,700 acre (10.4 mi. sq.) watershed. The full length of the creek is listed on Wisconsin's 303(d) list. Irvin Creek is listed as impacted by sedimentation and loss of instream habitat,primarily due to stream bank pasturing. Since a 1988 fish survey found no trout but a very diverse forage fish community, the creek was de-classified from Class III Trout water to a forage fishery in 1989. The 1988 survey found largemouth bass and 11 minnow and forage species, with white sucker and creek chub most abundant. In 1990 (1), the stream HBI was 3.68, indicating slight organic pollution. Currently the creek is classified as a Warm Water Forage Fishery, but has a potential use of coldwater Class II trout fishery.

This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; available biological indicate impairment according to 2018 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the "poor" condition category). Temperature data did not exceed thresholds.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Unknown Pollutant
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Biological Community
Current Use
WWFF - Warmwater Forage Fishery
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
303(d) ID
2014-156
Listing Date
4/1/2014
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) average scored in the poor condition category).
Date
1/29/2014

 
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
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
303(d) ID
197
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
Irvin Creek, a 4.2-mile tributary of the Trempealeau River, has a 6,700-
acre (10.4 mi. sq.) watershed. The full length of the creek is listed on Wisconsin's 303(d) list. Irvin Creek is listed as impacted by sedimentation and loss of instream habitat, primarily due to stream bank pasturing. Since a 1988 fish survey found no trout but a very diverse forage fish community, the creek was de-classified from Class III Trout water to a forage fishery in 1989. The 1988 survey found largemouth bass and 11 minnow and forage species, with white sucker and creek chub most abundant. In 1990(1), the stream HBI was 3.68, indicating slight organic pollution. Currently the creek is classified as a Warm Water Forage Fishery, but has a potential use of coldwater Class II trout fishery.
Date
4/15/2002

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