Impaired Water - Unnamed (Cherokee Creek)
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
MI01
15250
0.00 - 1.60
1.60
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
Listing in 2010 due to high fecal coliform concentrations.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Fecal Coliform
Listed For
Recreation
Impairments
Recreational Restrictions - Pathogens
Current Use
Restricted Recreation
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
Full Body Contact - Swimming, Boating
303(d) ID
2010-34
Listing Date
4/1/2010
Impaired Water Notes
The Milwaukee River Watershed TMDL was approved by the EPA on March 9, 2018 and covers waters in the basin impaired for Total Phosphorus, Sediment/Total Suspended Solids, and bacteria (E. coli and Fecal Coliform).
Date
3/9/2018

Impaired Water Notes
Cherokee Park Creek is impaired by high fecal coliform concentrations (bacteria) that contribute to recreational restrictions, as well as high loadings to the Kinnickinnic watershed. Modeled fecal coliform concentrations exceed 400 cfu/100 ml 25% of the time annually (mean 4715 cfu/100 ml) and 13% seasonally (2187 cfu/100 ml). This stream is stormwater dominated. About 60% of the urban nonpoint source load is unexplained and could be from illicit connections, leaking sewers or other unidentified sources.
Date
11/25/2009