Root Pike Watershed Basin
About the Basin
The rivers, lakes, groundwater and lands in the Root-Pike River Basin sustain a wide range of plant and animal life. Today we are challenged with finding ways to balance our use of land and water with our desire to protect, restore, and enhance the natural resources in the Root-Pike River Basin. Building and maintaining strong partnerships with shared vision and goals are essential to striking this balance.
The Pike River Watershed is located in portions of Racine and Kenosha counties, and consists of three sub-basins; the Upper Pike, Pikes Creek, and the Pike River. The Upper Pike River originates near County Highway C in the Village of Mount Pleasant. Pike Creek is a drainage way that originates near Highway 50 in Kenosha County. From there, it flows north along side the Union Pacific Railroad, picking up contributions from agriculture drainage tiles, Airport Branch, Somers Branch and other unnamed tributaries.
See the Surface Water Data Viewer to view Trout Stream Locations.
The Pike River Watershed has recently been assessed and a plan updated. The document below is an update to the Root-Pike Watershed. Contact Mike Luba, Watershed Supervisor for information from the Sturtevant Service Center (262) 884-2300.
State of the Basin (Basin Plan (2002))
Root Pike Information
Contact Mike Luba, Watershed Supervisor, for more information.
For more on the Bad Axe LaCrosse Basin Southeast Region DNR Staff.