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Upper Fox River basin

Description

About the basin

The Upper Fox River basin is located in east central Wisconsin. It includes all of Marquette County. Portions of Adams, Calumet, Columbia, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago and Waushara Counties make up the remainder of the basin. The total area of the basin is 2,090 mi2. All streams draining to Lake Winnebago, with the exception of those in the Wolf River basin, are located in the Upper Fox River basin boundary.

The basin is very diverse in its land use, geomorphology and biology. All of these aspects are affected by socioeconomic impacts of the fast growing communities found in the basin. Land use is diverse and very dynamic. Agriculture, urban, recreational land and forests are major land uses that affect the basin's ecology.

See also a summary flyer about the basin: Upper Fox basin summary flyer [PDF, 73KB]

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Watersheds, waters

Water resource information for specific watersheds

Watershed name/view details Watershed code/map Watershed size Lists (Streams, lakes, bays & harbors) Counties Water management unit (WMU) Major drainage system
Big Green Lake UF07 107.31 mi 2 UF07 Water lists Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Buffalo and Puckaway Lakes UF10 225.11 mi 2 UF10 Water lists Columbia, Green Lake, Marquette Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Fond du Lac River UF03 244.74 mi 2 UF03 Water lists Fond du Lac, Winnebago Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Fox River UF05 119.76 mi 2 UF05 Water lists Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Fox River - Berlin UF06 208.74 mi 2 UF06 Water lists Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara, Winnebago Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Lake Butte Des Mortes UF04 79.65 mi 2 UF04 Water lists Winnebago Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Lake Winnebago - East UF02 99.4 mi 2 UF02 Water lists Fond du Lac, Calumet Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Lake Winnebago - North and West UF01 22.73 mi 2 UF01 Water lists Winnebago, Calumet Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Lower Grand River UF11 109.39 mi 2 UF11 Water lists Columbia, Dodge, Green Lake, Marquette Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Mecan River UF09 148.31 mi 2 UF09 Water lists Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Montello River UF13 134.5 mi 2 UF13 Water lists Adams, Marquette, Waushara Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Neenah Creek UF14 173.35 mi 2 UF14 Water lists Adams, Columbia, Marquette Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Swan Lake UF15 80.61 mi 2 UF15 Water lists Columbia, Green Lake Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Upper Grand River UF12 61.96 mi 2 UF12 Water lists Fond du Lac, Green Lake Upper Fox Lake Michigan
White River UF08 149.81 mi 2 UF08 Water lists Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara Upper Fox Lake Michigan

Projects

Plans

The Upper Fox basin Team and its partners developed a State of the Upper Fox basin Report (2001) [PDF, 735KB] which identified resource conditions, issues and work priorities. This plan is available at the Oshkosh Public Library, Ripon College Library and UW-Oshkosh Library.

More information

Contact Rob McLennan, watershed Supervisor, for more information.

For more on the Bad Axe La Crosse basin Northeast DNR Staff.

See also

Last revised: Thursday January 21 2016