Impaired Water - Ghost Lake (Ghost Lake)
Sawyer County, Wisconsin
UC23
2423000
384.05
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Ghost Lake was placed on the impaired list in 1998 due to mercury concentrations in fish tissue from atmospheric deposition. Ghost was assessed for the 2012 listing cycle and the original listing due to mercury levels in fish tissue was confirmed. Phosphorus and algae were evaluated in 2014 and found to be in good condition. Aquatic plant communities of Ghost Lake were evaluated in the 2022 cycle and data indicated a healthy system.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Mercury
Listed For
Fish Consumption
Impairments
Mercury 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
163
Listing Date
4/1/1998