Impaired Water - Pipe Lake (Pipe Lake)
Polk County, Wisconsin
SC06
2490500
293.29
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
The 2014 assessment was based on citizen lake water quality monitoring from 2003-2012, electrofishing and netting data from 1994-2010, and fish tissue samples. Fish tissue samples indicate that a specific advisory is needed in 2014. This lake was assessed using 2014 WisCALM methodology using data from 2008-2012, and did not exceed thresholds for Total Phosphorus or chlorophyll a for either Recreation or Fish and Aquatic Life uses.

This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus and chlorophyll sample data were clearly below 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use.

This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus and chlorophyll sample data were clearly below 2018 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and the Fish and Aquatic Life use.

Assessments of new total phosphorus and chlorophyll data during the 2020 listing cycle show these parameters are in good condition for Aquatic Life and Recreation uses according to 2020 WisCALM standards for these uses.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Mercury
Listed For
Fish Consumption
Impairments
Mercury Contaminated Fish Tissue
Current Use
Specific Restricted Fish Consumption
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
303(d) ID
2014-290
Listing Date
4/1/2014
Impaired Water Notes
New results for largemouth bass and bluegill samples. Change advice from general to general plus exception for largemouth bass of all sizes.
Date
1/15/2014