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Impaired Waters List

East Fork Des Moines River IA 04-EDM-1882

from County Road B63 (aka 130th) (S23 T94N R29W Kossuth Co) to outfall of the Algona wastewater treatment plant (WWTP)

Assessment Cycle
1994
Release Status
Final
Result Period
1990 - 1992
Designations
Assessment Type
Monitored
Integrated Report
Category 0
Legacy ADBCode
IA 04-EDM-0010_3
Overall Use Support
Threatened
Aquatic Life Use Support
Threatened
Fish Consumption
Not assessed
Documentation
Assessment Comments

Assessment is based on results of DNR ambient monthly monitoring near St. Joseph.

Basis for Assessment

FO2 reports the WWTP has been upgraded, thus the lack of ammonia violations during the 1992-93 period is not unusual.   No other violations of Class B(WW) WQC; thus assess as FST due to known threats from agricultural NPS.

Monitoring and Methods
Assessment Key Dates
Methods
230 Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Monitoring Levels
Biological 0
Habitat 0
Physical Chemistry 3
Toxic 0
Pathogen Indicators 0
Other Health Indicators 0
Other Aquatic Life Indicators 0
# of Bio Sites 0
BioIntegrity N/A
Causes and Sources of Impairment
Causes Use Support Cause Magnitude Sources Source Magnitude