Impaired Water - Red Cedar River (Red Cedar River)
Dunn County, Wisconsin
LC04
2063500
9.27 - 13.56
4.29
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This portion of the Red Cedar River has a fish consumption advisory for PCBs and is listed for PCBs in fish tissue. This water also has elevated levels of phosphorus. 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
PCBs
Listed For
Fish Consumption
Impairments
PCBs Contaminated Fish Tissue
Current Use
Specific Restricted Fish Consumption
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
Priority
Low
Designated Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
303(d) ID
836
Listing Date
4/1/1998
 
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
380
Listing Date
4/1/1998
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.

Agricultural nonpoint sources
Serious storm water runoff problems: two serious episodes occurred in 2005 depositing sediment deltas in the river 200’ long , 70’ wide, 4 ft. tall
Date
1/1/2006

Impaired Water Notes
This stream is covered by the following restoration plan and this listing 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
8/1/2019