Impaired Water - Red Cedar River (Red Cedar River)
Dunn County, Wisconsin
LC04
2063500
16.48 - 18.80
2.32
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This segment of the Red Cedar River was evaluated for phosphorus and biology in 2014, 2016, and 2020. Phosphorus levels were found to be too high, confirming the 1998 phosphorus listing. This water is covered by a restoration plan: A Water Quality Strategy for the Land and Waters of the Red Cedar River Basin (expires 2026).
Listing Details
Pollutant
Mercury
Listed For
Impairments
NA
Current Use
Listing Status
Pollutant Removed
Attainable Use
Priority
Delisted 2006
Designated Use
303(d) ID
281
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
This is a correction to a mistake. This stretch of the Red Cedar River does not have a specific fish consumption advisory in 2009, 2010.
Date
2/20/2010

 
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Eutrophication, Elevated pH
Current Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
281
Listing Date
4/1/1998
Impaired Water Notes
Correction to an omission. This area covers the same area as Lake Menomin.
Date
2/17/2010

Impaired Water Notes
Agricultural nonpoint sources and stormwater are contributing large amounts of sediment and nutrients which are impairing habitat and water quality. Large volumes of sediments and nutrients are entering the river with storm water runoff from Rice Lake and burying coarse rock rubble substrates and causing trophic cascade reactions that will impact the river far downstream.
Date
1/1/2006

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data exceed 2014 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, no biological data (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scores) were available to assess biological impairment).
Date
2/26/2014

Impaired Water Notes
This stream is covered by the following restoration plan and was classified as Category 5W as a result: A Water Quality Strategy for the Land and Waters of the Red Cedar River Basin (expires 2026).
Date
7/25/2019