Impaired Water - Unnamed (Perennial Stream E (B5))
Racine, Walworth County, Wisconsin
FX05
753600
0.00 - 2.66
2.66
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
TMDL has been approved 2003.
Perennial Stream E (B5) - is located in the Beulah Station subwatershed. It flows for
2.8 miles to its confluence with Honey Creek with the entire segment listed as
impaired by habitat degradation, turbidity, and sedimentation. It has a contributing
drainage area of 2.54 square miles. Its existing use is a Limited Forage Fish
communities stream. Impairments include loss of fish and macroinvertebrate and
wildlife habitat, stream flow fluctuation or low flow, trophic and community
imbalance, and excessive turbidity. The source of impairment is agricultural
nonpoint sources of pollution, including channelization and cropland runoff.
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
346
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
Perennial Stream E (B5) - is located in the Beulah Station subwatershed. It flows for 2.8 miles to its confluence with Honey Creek with the entire segment listed as impaired by habitat degradation, turbidity, and sedimentation. It has a contributing drainage area of 2.54 square miles. Its existing use is a Limited Forage Fish communities stream. Impairments include loss of fish and macroinvertebrate and wildlife habitat, stream flow fluctuation or low flow, trophic and community imbalance, and excessive turbidity. The source of impairment is agricultural nonpoint sources of pollution, including channelization and cropland runoff.

Both the fish habitat and a stream system habitat evaluation rated the stream system as “Poor” due to siltation of gravel and cobble substrates and riffles.

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 Forage Fishery. It is not likely to achiever its codified use as a Warm Water Sports Fishery due to the impairments listed above.
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