Impaired Water - Big Moon Lake (Big Moon Lake)
Barron County, Wisconsin
LC05
2079000
186.99
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Big Moon Lake was evaluated for phosphorus and algae every two years between 2014 and 2020. Phosphorus levels were found to be too high, which was reflected in algal blooms. This lake is covered by a restoration plan: A Water Quality Strategy for the Land and Waters of the Red Cedar River Basin (expires 2026).
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Recreation
Impairments
Impairment Unknown, Excess Algal Growth
Current Use
Restricted Recreation
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
303(d) ID
2014-266
Listing Date
4/1/2014
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceeded 2018 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use; chlorophyll data only exceeded REC thresholds, not FAL.
Date
7/10/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus and chlorophyll sample data exceed 2014 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use. Total phosphorus and chlorophyll data do not exceed Fish and Aquatic Life thresholds.
Date
1/13/2014

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use, and chlorophyll data exceed REC thresholds. Total phosphorus and chlorophyll data do not exceed Fish and Aquatic Life thresholds.
Date
10/12/2015

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; total phosphorus and chlorophyll sample data exceeded 2020 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use, but only phosphorus also exceeded Aquatic Life thresholds. A Water Quality Strategy for the Land and Waters of the Red Cedar River Basin (2026).
Date
7/24/2019