Lakeshore Basin

Description

Devils Creek, Lakeshore Basin.

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.

Summary flyer on the Lakeshore Basin (2001) (PDF)

For more information on the Lakeshore Basin contact Kelley O'Connor at 920-662-5463

UW Extension Partner Site (exit DNR)


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Watersheds, Waters

Twin Door Kewaunee Watersheds, Water Detail
Watershed Name/View DetailsWatershed Code/MapWatershed SizeLists (Streams, Lakes, Bays & Harbors)CountiesWater Management Unit (WMU)Major Drainage System
Ahnapee River TK04 135.58 mi 2 TK04 Water Lists Door, KewauneeTwin - Door - KewauneeLake Michigan
East Twin River TK02 183.58 mi 2 TK02 Water Lists Kewaunee, ManitowocTwin - Door - KewauneeLake Michigan
Kewaunee River TK03 142.12 mi 2 TK03 Water Lists Door, Kewaunee, BrownTwin - Door - KewauneeLake Michigan
Red River and Sturgeon Bay TK07 139.16 mi 2 TK07 Water Lists Door, Kewaunee, BrownTwin - Door - KewauneeLake Michigan
Stony Creek TK05 54 mi 2 TK05 Water Lists Door, KewauneeTwin - Door - KewauneeLake Michigan
Upper Door County TK06 287.02 mi 2 TK06 Water Lists Door, MarinetteTwin - Door - KewauneeLake Michigan
West Twin River TK01 180.11 mi 2 TK01 Water Lists Kewaunee, Manitowoc, BrownTwin - Door - KewauneeLake Michigan
Manitowoc Watersheds, Water Detail
Watershed Name/View DetailsWatershed Code/MapWatershed SizeLists (Streams, Lakes, Bays & Harbors)CountiesWater Management Unit (WMU)Major Drainage System
Branch River MA03 108.49 mi 2 MA03 Water Lists Manitowoc, BrownManitowocLake Michigan
Lower Manitowoc River MA02 168.33 mi 2 MA02 Water Lists Manitowoc, Brown, CalumetManitowocLake Michigan
North Branch Manitowoc River MA04 76.97 mi 2 MA04 Water Lists Manitowoc, CalumetManitowocLake Michigan
Sevenmile and Silver Creeks MA01 112.9 mi 2 MA01 Water Lists Manitowoc, SheboyganManitowocLake Michigan
South Branch Manitowoc River MA05 189.1 mi 2 MA05 Water Lists Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, CalumetManitowocLake Michigan

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