Upper Fox River Basin
Mud Creek, Calumet County
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 basinís ecology.
See also a summary flyer about the basin: Upper Fox Basin Summary Flyer
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Upper Fox River Watershed, Water Details
Click the links below to find water resource information for specific watersheds and their waters.
The Fond du Lac Watershed (UF03) was updated in 2009-10 and Montello River Watershed (UF13) will be updated in 2010-11. These plans are amendments to the state's Water Quality Management Plan.
The Upper Fox Basin Team and its partners developed a State of the Upper Fox Basin Report (2001) which identified resource conditions, issues, and work priorities. This plan is available at the Oshkosh Public Library, Ripon College Library, and UW-Oshkosh Library.
Observatory Hill, Marquette County, courtesy of Rob McLennan, Upper Fox River Basin Water Team Leader
Upper Fox Watershed Maps
Outfalls and Dams [PDF]
ORW/ERW and Impaired Waters [PDF]
Watershed Land Use [PDF]
Watershed Potentially Restorable Wetlands [PDF]
Contact Rob McLennan, Watershed Supervisor, for more information.
For more on the Bad Axe LaCrosse Basin Northeast DNR Staff.