Impaired Water - Bear Trap Lake (Bear Trap Lake)
Polk County, Wisconsin
SC05
2618100
247.45
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Bear Trap Lake was evaluated for phosphorus and algae every two years between 2014 and 2020. Chlorophyll-a values were too high as seen in algal blooms on the lake during the summer months. This lake is covered by a restoration plan: Implementation Plan for the Lake St. Croix Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (2025).
Listing Details
Pollutant
Unknown Pollutant
Listed For
Recreation
Impairments
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
2014-292
Listing Date
4/1/2014
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new chlorophyll sample data exceeded 2018 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use. Total phosphorus data were clearly below Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use listing thresholds.
Date
7/12/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; chlorophyll sample data exceed 2014 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use, however, total phosphorus data do not exceed REC thresholds. Total phosphorus and chlorophyll data do not exceed Fish and Aquatic Life thresholds.
Date
1/15/2014

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; chlorophyll sample data exceed 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use, however, total phosphorus were clearly below REC thresholds. Total phosphorus and chlorophyll data were clearly below Fish and Aquatic Life listing thresholds.
Date
10/19/2015

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; new chlorophyll sample data were clearly below 2020 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Aquatic Life use. Implementation Plan for the Lake St. Croix Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (2025).
Date
7/24/2019