Devils Creek, Lakeshore Basin.
About the Basin
The Lakeshore Basin is a water-rich area sprinkled with an assortment of inland lakes, major rivers and small streams and bounded by the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. The Basin completely encompasses the counties of Door, Kewaunee and Manitowoc and parts of Brown and Calumet Counties.
The area was sculpted by glaciers and is dominated by the Niagara limestone formation, which underlies most of the Basin, but projects above ground prominently as the Niagara Escarpment, visible throughout much of Door County. Tourism, manufacturing and agriculture dominate the economy. The Basinís blend of picturesque open land and abundant water combined with seemingly limitless recreational opportunities are increasingly in demand. However, the close proximity of this area to large urban centers is putting enormous stress on natural resources. The challenge for all of us is to satisfy peopleís needs without destroying the abundant but fragile natural resources that make the Basin so attractive to so many people.
For more information on the Lakeshore Basin contact Kelley O'Connor at 920-662-5463
Twin Door Kewaunee Watersheds, Water Detail
Manitowoc Watersheds, Water Detail
In 2009-2010, the Lakeshore Basin Plan was updated with an updated West Twin River Watershed Plan.
The draft master plan for seven state-owned natural or wildlife areas in the lower Chippewa River valley has been out for public review with the public comment period ending October 7, 2009
Contact Kelley O'Connor, Watershed Supervisor, for more information.