Impaired Water - Unnamed (Buell Valley Creek)
Buffalo County, Wisconsin
BT06
1813100
0.00 - 2.32
2.32
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
On 2006 303d list, TMDL approved 2005.
Buell Valley Creek is a headwater stream located in the northern portion of the Waumandee
Creek Watershed. Buell Valley Creek is a two-mile tributary of Weiland Valley Creek (also included in these TMDLs). This potential Cold Class II Trout Water has show improvements since the implemention of CRP practices and habitat improvements have been made.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Sediment/Total Suspended Solids
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Habitat
Current Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
303(d) ID
60
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
Buell Valley Creek is a headwater stream located in the northern portion of the Waumandee Creek Watershed. Buell Valley Creek is a two-mile tributary of Weiland Valley Creek (also included in these TMDLs). Currently, Buell Valley Creek is listed on the 303(d) impaired waters list as supporting a warm water fish forage community, but monitoring of the stream since the 1998 listing has shown signs of habitat improvement, and may be obtaining its potential use as a Class III trout fishery. Compared to zero trout found in the creek in 1989, a fish survey conducted in 2001 found 27 Brook Trout resulting in a Cold Water Index of Biotic Integrity (CWIBI) of 90. This improvement may be due to reduced farming activity in the headwaters due to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
Date
10/1/2005

Impaired Water Notes
A fish and stream survey was conducted in 1989 and found no trout.

A fish and stream survey was conducted in the fall of 2001 and a coldwater IBI score of 90 with an IBI rating of excellent was determined. The 2001 survey found 27 brook trout (two age classes and natural reproduction) in the downstream station. Should consider de-listing.
Date
3/4/2002

Impaired Water Notes
Buell Valley Creek (1813100, miles 0-2.32) is part of the Waumandee Creek Watershed and sediment TMDLs were approved by the USEPA November 22, 2005.
Date
11/22/2005