Impaired Water - Buffalo River (Buffalo River)
Buffalo, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin
BT07, BT08
1813900
29.82 - 42.36
12.54
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This water was assessed during the 2012 listing cycle and results indicate that the fish and aquatic life use is not supported.
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2014 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category).
The 2016 assessments showed continued impairment by phosphorus; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceeded 2016 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category).
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2018 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one fish or macroinvertebrate Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category).
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Biological Community, High Phosphorus Levels
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
2012-956
Listing Date
4/1/2012
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2012 listing cycle, and total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed listing criteria (i.e. two times the applicable criterion) for the fish and aquatic life use.
Date
2/27/2013

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2014 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category).
Date
1/29/2014

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceeded 2016 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category).
Date
9/9/2015