Impaired Water - Lake Michigan (Simmons Island Beach, Lake Michigan)
Kenosha County, Wisconsin
SE01
20
0.00 - 0.45
0.45
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Lake Michigan's Simmons Island Beach was identified as impaired for bacteria in the 2006 cycle. This beach was evaluated for bacteria in the 2012, 2016, and 2022 cycles; elevated levels confirmed the need for a listing.

This beach is covered by a restoration plan: Pike River Watershed Restoration Plan (expires 2038).
Listing Details
Pollutant
E. coli
Listed For
Recreation
Impairments
Recreational Restrictions - Pathogens
Current Use
Restricted Recreation
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
303(d) ID
837
Listing Date
4/1/2006
Impaired Water Notes
This water has been on the list since 2006. Data since 2003 has indicated a recreational use impairment at this beach. This beach was assessed for the 2012 Impaired Waters List, and E. coli data exceeds listing thresholds indicating a recreational use impairment.
Date
7/19/2011

Impaired Water Notes
This beach was assessed for the 2016 Impaired Waters List; E. coli data did not exceed 2016 WisCALM listing criteria but there were sufficient exceedances that the biologist determined that this beach is not ready to be delisted.
Date
10/8/2015

Impaired Water Notes
This beach is covered by the following restoration plan and was classified as Category 5W as a result: Pike River Watershed Restoration Plan (expires 2038).
Date
8/1/2019

Impaired Water Notes
This beach was assessed during the 2022 listing cycle; new E. coli sample data exceeded 2022 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use.
Date
4/14/2021