Impaired Water - Branch River (Branch River (Main Stem))
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
MA03
71300
0.00 - 12.42
12.42
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
The Branch River was placed on the 303(d) list for PCBs in 1998 and for phosphorus in 2020.

Branch River was assessed for phosphorus, bugs, fish, chloride, and temperature in the 2020 and 2022 cycles. Phosphorus levels were too high both cycles.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Impairment Unknown
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Priority
High
Designated Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
303(d) ID
2020-007
Listing Date
4/1/2020
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceed 2020 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, available biological data do not indicate impairment (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the "poor" condition category).
Date
7/1/2019

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2022 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceed 2022 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
5/24/2021

 
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
614
Listing Date
4/1/2002
Impaired Water Notes
Correction. Mouth to County Hwy J 614 Branch River in Manitowoc only has advice for Lake Michigan species. This site could be dropped as it is already included or is a duplicate to Lake Michigan (230), which includes L. Michigan Tributaries.
Date
4/1/2008

Impaired Water Notes
2004 303d list, footnote 5: Fish consumption advisory for PCBs likely associated with contaminated sediment in Manitowoc River. Will handle in conjunction with TMDL for Manitowoc River.
Date
4/1/2004

Impaired Water Notes
CONSUMPTION_ADVICE
Name BRANCH RIVER, MANITOWOC COUNTY
Description BRANCH RIVER, MANITOWOC COUNTY
Bio. Common Name
Status Fish consumption advice exceptions and general statewide advice
Status Detail
Subtype PCBs
Start Date 01/01/2001
Date
8/13/2013