Impaired Water - Elk Creek (Elk Creek)
Chippewa, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
LC13
2120800
8.97 - 25.33
16.36
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This segment of Elk Creek was evaluated every two-year cycle from 2014 to 2022. In these evaluations fish and bug community health remained good, but phosphorus levels were too high in the 2020 cycle. This segment of Elk Creek was put on the Impaired Waters List for phosphorus.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
High Phosphorus Levels
Current Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
303(d) ID
2020-072
Listing Date
4/1/2020
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2020 WisCALM listing criteria for the 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). New chloride data and available temperature data did not indicate impairment
Date
7/29/2019