Impaired Water - Pike River (Pike River)
Kenosha County, Wisconsin
SE02
1300
0.00 - 1.45
1.45
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This segment of the Pike River is covered by the Lake Michigan PCB fish consumption advisory, and is listed for PCBs in fish tissue.

This portion of the Pike River was evaluated in 2014 for phosphorus and biology. Phosphorus levels were found to be too high, which was reflected in poor bug community health. This segment was also evaluated for chloride in 2016 and levels were too high, which can be harmful to plant, bug, and fish communities. High phosphorus and chloride levels were confirmed in 2020. This water is covered by a restoration plan: Pike River Watershed Restoration Plan (expires 2038).


This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle and chloride sample data exceeded 2016 WisCALM chronic listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Chloride
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Chronic Aquatic Toxicity
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
2016-002
Listing Date
4/1/2016
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle and chloride sample data exceeded 2016 WisCALM chronic listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
8/21/2015

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

 
Pollutant
PCBs
Listed For
Fish Consumption
Impairments
PCBs Contaminated Fish Tissue
Current Use
Specific Restricted Fish Consumption
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
303(d) ID
2014-213
Listing Date
4/1/2014
Impaired Water Notes
A specific consumption advisory for PCBs was added in 2014, but is a correction as this should have been previously listed. Segmentation was needed in order to list the correct river miles.
Date
1/21/2014

 
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Biological Community
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
2012-53
Listing Date
4/1/2012
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2012 listing cycle, and total phosphorus sample data exceed 2012 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
1/11/2012

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data 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
1/21/2014

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