Impaired Water - Unnamed (Perennial Stream D (B4))
Walworth County, Wisconsin
FX05
753500
0.00 - 2.99
2.99
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
TMDL has been approved 2003.
Perennial Stream D (B4) - is located in the Beulah Station subwatershed. It flows
for 2.6 miles and has a contributing drainage area of 3.04 square miles. It is listed
impaired for its entire length for habitat degradation, turbidity and sedimentation. Its
official existing use is a Limited Forage Fish communities stream however, a 1995
biological survey classifies the existing use of this stream as a Warm Water Forage
Fishery. The stream has been channelized due to drainage activities. Land use in the
upper portion is agriculture and wetland in the lower portion.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Sediment/Total Suspended Solids
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Elevated Water Temperature
Current Use
LFF - Limited Forage Fishery
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
WWFF - Warmwater Forage Fishery
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
WWFF - Warmwater Forage Fishery
303(d) ID
344
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
Perennial Stream D (B4) - is located in the Beulah Station subwatershed. It flows for 2.6 miles and has a contributing drainage area of 3.04 square miles. It is listed impaired for its entire length for habitat degradation, turbidity and sedimentation. Its official existing use is a Limited Forage Fish communities stream however, a 1995 biological survey classifies the existing use of this stream as a Warm Water Forage Fishery. The stream has been channelized due to drainage activities. Land use in the upper portion is agriculture and wetland in the lower portion. Fish habitat is rated as “fair” throughout the stream, indicating deposition of sediment throughout the stream.

Fish and macroinvertebrate habitat have been disturbed through agricultural nonpoint sources of pollution. Cropland runoff has introduced sediment, and nutrients. Both the fish habitat and stream system habitat evaluation rated the stream “Fair” due mostly to the perimeter of the stream channel being laden with silt and sand.

Recommendations in the watershed plan are to reduce suspended solids, establish buffers, and discourage future dredging and wetland drainage activities. Its potential use is a Warm Water Fishery.
Date
12/30/2002

Impaired Water Notes
Approved March 13, 2002. These sediment TMDLs are for impaired streams in the Sugar Creek and Honey Creek Watershed, a 167 square mile area located in Walworth and Racine Counties in southeast Wisconsin, within the Fox River Basin. The following six streams were listed on the 1998 303(d) list as a medium priority and are impaired due to nonpoint sources:
Perennial Stream A (SPP1);
Perennial Stream B (TM2);
Perennial Stream D (B4);
Perennial Stream E (B5);
North Branch Spring Brook (SB1); and
Spring Creek.
A seventh impaired stream located in the Sugar Creek and Honey Creek Watershed, Perennial Stream TA4, is point source dominated and is not included in this set of TMDLs. Figure 1 shows the locations and the contributing drainage areas (subbasins) for each of the impaired segments. Chapter 2 of the Nonpoint Source Control Plan for the Sugar/Honey Creek Priority Watershed Project contains a description of the geology, soils, topography, etc. of the watershed. The existing use of all six streams, is LFF, Limited Forage Fishery, although biological surveys conducted in 1995 may have categorized some stream segments differently. All of the stream segments have limited capacity due to low flow, naturally poor water quality or poor habitat. These surface waters are capable of supporting only a limited community of tolerant forage fish and aquatic life. One stream segment has the potential to be a cold water fishery, capable of supporting a community of cold water fish species. The other five segments have the potential to be warm water sport fisheries, capable of supporting an abundant diverse community of forage fish and other aquatic life. They are all listed as medium priority waters on the 303(d) list.
Date
5/8/2012