Impaired Water - Mud Lake (Mud Lake)
Sawyer County, Wisconsin
UC22
2434800
463.63
Proposed for removal from impaired waters during assessment period.
Notes
Mud Lake is on the 303(d) list due to mercury from atmospheric deposition and is proposed for removal based on 2001 updated Fish Consumption advisories.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Mercury
Listed For
Impairments
Mercury Contaminated Fish Tissue
Current Use
Listing Status
Delist
Attainable Use
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
303(d) ID
598
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
This listing was part of a set removed from the impaired waters list due to a change in fish consumption advisory levels in 2001. In 2001 Wisconsin DNR put into effect a statewide fish consumption advisory for mercury due to atmospheric deposition. Most of the lakes removed from the specific fish consumption advisories list in 2001 were not removed from the impaired waters list even though the thresholds had changed. For the 2020 assessment process WDNR requested delisting of 91 waters with residual mercury listings from prior to 2001. This request was approved by US EPA.
Date
9/4/2018