Impaired Water - Unnamed (W. Br. Starkweather Creek (Airport Road Creek))
Dane County, Wisconsin
LR08
805200
0.00 - 2.60
2.60
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This stream was evaluated for chloride multiple times between 2014 - 2018; chloride levels were higher than is safe for aquatic organisms. Fish tissue samples taken in 2019 showed elevated levels of PFOS; a specific fish consumption advisory for PFOS in this stream was released early 2020. In the 2022 cycle phosphorus levels were too high. This stream is considered impacted by pollutants chloride, phosphorus, and PFOS and is part of the states impaired waters list.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Impairment Unknown
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
Addition
Attainable Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Priority
Low
Designated Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
303(d) ID
2022-081
Listing Date
4/1/2022
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2022 cycle; new phosphorus sample data exceeded 2022 WisCALM listing criteria for Aquatic Life use.
Date
6/14/2021

 
Pollutant
PFOS
Listed For
Fish Consumption
Impairments
PFOS Contaminated Fish Tissue
Current Use
Specific Restricted Fish Consumption
Listing Status
Addition
Attainable Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
Priority
Medium
Designated Use
Unrestricted Fish Consumption
303(d) ID
2022-003
Listing Date
4/1/2022
Impaired Water Notes
Recent sampling by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shows elevated PFOS in fish tissue and surface water in those waterways. PFOS is one of many per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFOS detection is the driving force behind establishing the fish consumption advisory for Starkweather Creek and Lake Monona in Dane County.
Date
1/22/2021

 
Pollutant
Chloride
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Chronic Aquatic Toxicity
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Priority
Low
Designated Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
303(d) ID
2016-082
Listing Date
4/1/2016
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle and chloride sample data exceeded 2016 WisCALM chronic listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
8/21/2015