Impaired Water - Bear Lake (Bear Lake (T36N R12W S2))
Barron, Washburn County, Wisconsin
LC10
2105100
1,347.76
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Bear Lake was evaluated for phosphorus and algae every two years between 2012 and 2020. Phosphorus levels were found to be too high as shown by 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
Eutrophication, 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
2014-270
Listing Date
4/1/2014
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data exceed 2018 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use, however chlorophyll data do not exceed REC or FAL thresholds.
Date
7/11/2017

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 and Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
1/13/2014

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data exceeded 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, chlorophyll data only exceeded FAL thresholds.
Date
10/16/2015

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data clearly exceeded 2020 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Aquatic Life use, however chlorophyll data were did not exceed REC and AL thresholds. This lake is covered by a restoration plan: A Water Quality Strategy for the Land and Waters of the Red Cedar River Basin (2026).
Date
7/24/2019