Impaired Water - Bear Creek (Bear Creek)
Pepin County, Wisconsin
LC01
2061900
1.50 - 7.50
6.00
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This segment of Bear Creek was evaluated for phosphorus and/or biology in 2014, 2018, and 2020. Phosphorus levels were found to be too high. Fish and bug communities are in excellent condition.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Impairment Unknown
Current Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Coldwater - stocked, reproduction
303(d) ID
2014-163
Listing Date
4/1/2014
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, 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).
Date
2/3/2014