Impaired Water - Buffalo River (Buffalo River)
Buffalo County, Wisconsin
BT07
1813900
0.00 - 29.82
29.82
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This segment of the Buffalo River was evaluated every two-year cycle from 2012 to 2022; phosphorus was identified as too high in the 2012 cycle. Elevated phosphorus was confirmed in several following cycles.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Biological Community, High Phosphorus Levels
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
2012-956
Listing Date
4/1/2012
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2012 listing cycle, and total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed listing criteria (i.e. two times the applicable criterion) for the fish and aquatic life use.
Date
2/27/2013

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2014 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category).
Date
1/29/2014

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceeded 2016 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category).
Date
9/9/2015