PCBs Contaminated Fish Tissue
Fish and Aquatic Life
Cedarburg Pond, in the Cedar Creek Watershed, is a 12.75 acre lake that falls in Ozaukee County. This lake has a specific fish consumption advisory for PCBs in fish tissues.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Source: 1963 Surface Water Resources of Ozaukee County Cedarburg Pond T10N, R21E, Section 26 feet
An impoundment on Cedar Creek contained within the City of Cedarburg. Large mouth bass, panfish and northern pike comprise the fishery. Carp are present and present a management problem. There are about 30 homes along its shores. A city park provides 0.28 miles of public frontage with picnicking and bank fishing opportunities.
Surface Acres = 14.8, S.D.F. = 2.40, Maximum Depth = 7 feet
Author Surface Water Inventory Of Wisconsin
Wisconsin has over 84,000 miles of streams, 15,000 lakes and milllions of acres of wetlands. Assessing the condition of this vast amount of water is challenging. The state's water monitoring program uses a media-based, cross-program approach to analyze water condition. An updated monitoring strategy (2015-2020) is now available. Compliance with Clean Water Act fishable, swimmable standards are located in the Executive Summary of Water Condition in 2018. See also the 'monitoring and projects' tab.
Sediment Remediation Phase 1 - Screening
Evidence in fish tissue that Cedar Creek has PCB contamination.
Wisconsin's Water Quality Standards provide qualitative and quantitative goals for waters that are protective of Fishable, Swimmable conditions [Learn more]. Waters that do not meet water quality standards are considered impaired and restoration actions are planned and carried out until the water is once again fishable and swimmable
Management goals can include creation or implementation of a Total Maximum Daily Load analysis, a Nine Key Element Plan, or other restoration work, education and outreach and more. If specific recommendations exist for this water, they will be displayed below online.
Monitoring the condition of a river, stream, or lake includes gathering physical, chemical, biological, and habitat data. Comprehensive studies often gather all these parameters in great detail, while lighter assessment events will involve sampling physical, chemical and biological data such as macroinvertebrates. Aquatic macroinvertebrates and fish communities integrate watershed or catchment condition, providing great insight into overall ecosystem health. Chemical and habitat parameters tell researchers more about human induced problems including contaminated runoff, point source dischargers, or habitat issues that foster or limit the potential of aquatic communities to thrive in a given area. Wisconsin's Water Monitoring Strategy was recenty updated.
Grants and Management Projects
|WBIC||Official Waterbody Name||Station ID||Station Name||Earliest Fieldwork Date||Latest Fieldwork Date||View Station||View Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||463131||Columbia Pond Cedar Creek - Columbia Pond Cedar Creek||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||10037913||CEDAR CREEK - COLUMBIA POND||7/23/1991||7/23/1991||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||10037914||Cedar Creek - Columbia Pond 556 ft US Highland Dr||7/23/1991||11/6/2012||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||463130||Cedar Creek-Columbia Pond - Columbia Pond Cedar Creek||8/11/1995||8/11/1995||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||463132||Cedar Creek-Columbia Pond - Columbia Pond Cedar Creek||8/11/1995||8/11/1995||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||10037996||CEDAR CREEK - COLUMBIA POND||7/23/1991||7/23/1991||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||463136||Cedar Creek-Columbia Pond - Columbia Pond Cedar Creek||8/14/1995||8/14/1995||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||10004739||Cedarburg Pond||7/9/2001||8/30/2017||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||463133||Cedar Creek-Columbia Pond - Columbia Pond Cedar Creek||8/14/1995||8/14/1995||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||463137||Cedar Creek-Columbia Pond - Columbia Pond Cedar Creek||7/22/1992||8/14/1995||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||463134||Cedar Creek-Columbia Pond - Columbia Pond Cedar Creek||7/22/1992||8/14/1995||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||463135||Cedar Creek-Columbia Pond - Columbia Pond Cedar Creek||8/14/1995||8/14/1995||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||463127||Cedar Creek-Columbia Pond - Columbia Pond Cedar Creek||8/11/1995||8/11/1995||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||463128||Cedar Creek-Columbia Pond - Columbia Pond Cedar Creek||8/11/1995||8/11/1995||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||463129||Cedar Creek-Columbia Pond - Columbia Pond Cedar Creek||8/11/1995||8/11/1995||Map||Data|
|21700||Cedarburg Pond 121||463126||Cedar Creek-Columbia Pond - Columbia Pond Cedar Creek||7/23/1992||8/11/1995||Map||Data|
Cedarburg Pond 121 is located in the Cedar Creek watershed which is 129.26 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily agricultural (33.50%), grassland (18.90%) and a mix of wetland (17.70%) and other uses (29.90%). This watershed has 176.82 stream miles, 1,897.46 lake acres and 13,111.81 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked High for runoff impacts on streams, High for runoff impacts on lakes and High for runoff impacts on groundwater and therefore has an overall rank of High. This value can be used in ranking the watershed or individual waterbodies for grant funding under state and county programs.However, all waters are affected by diffuse pollutant sources regardless of initial water quality. Applications for specific runoff projects under state or county grant programs may be pursued. For more information, go to surface water program grants.
Cedarburg Pond is considered a Shallow Lowland under the state's Natural Community Determinations.
Natural communities (stream and lake natural communities) represent model resultsand DNR staff valiation processes that confirm or update predicted conditions based on flow and temperature modeling from historic and current landscape features and related variables. Predicated flow and temperatures for waters are associated predicated fish assemblages (communities). Biologists evaluate the model results against current survey data to determine if the modeled results are corect and whether biological indicators show water quaity degradation. This analysis is a core component of the state's resource management framework. Wisconsin's Riverine Natural Communities.
Shallow lowland lake describes the depth and location of the lake in a watershed. These variables affect the lakes response to watershed variables.