Impaired Water - Bears Grass Creek (Bears Grass Creek)
Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
LC14
2130300
6.12 - 15.94
9.82
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This segment of Bears Grass Creek was evaluated for phosphorus and biology in 2016 and 2018. Phosphorus levels were found to be too high. This water is covered by a restoration plan: Healthy Soils and Healthy Waters: A Community Strategy for the Eau Claire River Watershed (expires 2027).
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
High Phosphorus Levels
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Priority
Medium
Designated Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
303(d) ID
2016-170
Listing Date
4/1/2016
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds 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
8/28/2015

Impaired Water Notes
This stream is covered by the following restoration plan and was classified as Category 5W as a result: Healthy Soils and Healthy Waters: A Community Strategy for the Eau Claire River Watershed (expires 2027).
Date
7/26/2019