Cedar Creek & Milwaukee TMDL
Late summer - foot bridge
Thermister under bridge
Cedar Creek USEPA TMDL Decision Document. 'After a full and complete review, EPA finds that the TMDLs for Cedar Creek and Milwaukee River watershed satisfy all of the elements of approvable TMDLs. This approval is for 2 TMDLs, addressing 1 impairment each in 2 waterbody segments.'
Final TMDL Submitted on August 29, 2008. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Total Maximum Daily Load for Cedar Creek & Milwaukee River (Thiensville Segment) Ozaukee County, WI
Cedar Creek is a 28-mile, warm water stream that runs through Washington and Ozaukee Counties of Southeastern Wisconsin and flows into the Milwaukee River at river mile 28. The land use in the Cedar Creek Watershed is primarily rural including agriculture (49%), wetlands(16%), grasslands and forest (26%), while urban areas cover about 3.5% of the watershed (WDNR 2001). The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) placed the first 5 miles of Cedar Creek upstream of the confluence with the Milwaukee River on Wisconsin's 2006 Impaired Waters List.
TMDL (USEPA) Approved
The Cedar Creek and Milwaukee River watershed was listed on the 2006 Section 303(d)
list due to fish consumption advisories due to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Cedar Creek & Milwaukee River TMDL Implementation.
An Implementation Plan is needed.
Cedar Creek is a 28-mile, warm water stream that runs through Washington and Ozaukee Counties of Southeastern Wisconsin and flows into the Milwaukee River at river mile 28. Cedar Creek is part of the Great Lakes Basin, and ultimately the fate and transport of PCBs to the Milwaukee River and the Milwaukee River Area of Concern should be considered when exploring implementation actions for this TMDL. Despite the remediation efforts of Ruck Pond, human and ecological risks remain in effect downstream of the Ruck Dam in Cedar Creek to the Milwaukee River.