Impaired Water - Rock River (Rock River)
Jefferson County, Wisconsin
UR08
788800
249.13 - 269.66
20.53
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
2006 303d list changes added phosphorus as a pollutant. Listed for Total suspended solids since 1998. TMDL approved.
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceed 2018 WisCALM listing criteria 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).
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Habitat
Current Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
397
Listing Date
4/1/2006
Impaired Water Notes
There are many lakes, rivers or streams in the Rock River Basin that are included on the
303(d) List. This effort is focused on those waters that are impaired by either excessive
sediment, high phosphorus concentrations, or both sediment and phosphorus.
These pollutants cause impacts to waterways which include low dissolved oxygen
concentrations, degraded habitat, and excessive turbidity. All of these problems result in
harm to fish and aquatic life, water quality, recreation and even navigation. Everyone who
lives or recreates in the Rock River basin will benefit from the improved water quality that will
result from reduced sediment and phosphorus.
Date
12/1/2006

Impaired Water Notes
The Rock River (788800, miles 171.1-304.9) is a part of the Rock River Basin and is listed as impaired for sediment/total suspended solids and total phosphorus. The Rock River Basin TMDLs for phosphorus and sediment were approved by the USEPA September 28, 2011.
Date
5/8/2012

 
Pollutant
Sediment/Total Suspended Solids
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Habitat
Current Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
397
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
There are many lakes, rivers or streams in the Rock River Basin that are included on the
303(d) List. This effort is focused on those waters that are impaired by either excessive
sediment, high phosphorus concentrations, or both sediment and phosphorus.
These pollutants cause impacts to waterways which include low dissolved oxygen
concentrations, degraded habitat, and excessive turbidity. All of these problems result in
harm to fish and aquatic life, water quality, recreation and even navigation. Everyone who
lives or recreates in the Rock River basin will benefit from the improved water quality that will
result from reduced sediment and phosphorus.
Date
12/1/2006

Impaired Water Notes
The Rock River (788800, miles 171.1-304.9) is a part of the Rock River Basin and is listed as impaired for sediment/total suspended solids and total phosphorus. The Rock River Basin TMDLs for phosphorus and sediment were approved by the USEPA September 28, 2011.
Date
5/8/2012