Impaired Water - Lincoln Creek (Lincoln Creek)
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
MI02
19400
0.00 - 9.70
9.70
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
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 and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category). Chloride sample data exceed 2014 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.

This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle and chloride sample data exceed 2016 WisCALM chronic and acute listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.

This water was assessed during the 2018 and 2020 listing cycles; new total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2018 and 2020 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, no new biological data (i.e. macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) already scored in previous water evaluation cycles) were available to assess further biological impairment. New chloride sample data exceed 2018 and 2020 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Chloride
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Chronic Aquatic Toxicity, Acute Aquatic Toxicity
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
2014-8
Listing Date
4/1/2014
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2014 listing cycle and chloride sample data exceed 2014 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
1/21/2014

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle and chloride sample data exceed 2016 WisCALM chronic and acute listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
8/20/2015

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new chloride sample data exceed 2018 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
4/18/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; chloride sample data exceed 2020 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use. Based on the most updated information, no change in existing impaired waters listing is needed.
Date
6/12/2019

 
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
2012-1005
Listing Date
4/1/2012
 
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Low DO, Degraded Biological Community
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
237
Listing Date
4/1/1998
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
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 and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category).
Date
1/21/2014

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2018 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, no new biological data (i.e. macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) already scored in previous water evaluation cycles) were available to assess further biological impairment.
Date
4/18/2017

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). Based on the most updated information, no change in existing impaired waters listing is needed. New chloride sample data exceeded 2020 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
6/12/2019

 
Pollutant
Unspecified Metals
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Chronic Aquatic Toxicity
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
237
Listing Date
4/1/1998
 
Pollutant
PAHs
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Chronic Aquatic Toxicity
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Low
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
237
Listing Date
4/1/1998
 
Pollutant
Sediment/Total Suspended Solids
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Elevated Water Temperature, Degraded Habitat
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
TMDL Approved
Attainable Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
Priority
Not Applicable
Designated Use
WWSF - Warmwater Sport Fishery
303(d) ID
237
Listing Date
4/1/1998
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
3/20/2018

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; temperature sample data exceed 2018 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Date
7/19/2017