Upper Fox River Basin

Description

Mud Creek, Calumet County, Bureau of Watershed Management

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 (PDF, 73KB)

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Watersheds, Waters

Upper Fox River Watershed, Water Details

Click the links below to find water resource information for specific watersheds and their waters.

Watershed Name/View DetailsWatershed Code/MapWatershed SizeLists (Streams, Lakes, Bays & Harbors)CountiesWater Management Unit (WMU)Major Drainage System
Big Green Lake UF07 107.31 mi 2 UF07 Water Lists Fond du Lac, Green Lake, WinnebagoUpper FoxLake Michigan
Buffalo and Puckaway Lakes UF10 225.11 mi 2 UF10 Water Lists Columbia, Green Lake, MarquetteUpper FoxLake Michigan
Fond du Lac River UF03 244.74 mi 2 UF03 Water Lists Fond du Lac, WinnebagoUpper FoxLake Michigan
Fox River UF05 119.76 mi 2 UF05 Water Lists Fond du Lac, Green Lake, WinnebagoUpper FoxLake Michigan
Fox River - Berlin UF06 208.74 mi 2 UF06 Water Lists Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara, WinnebagoUpper FoxLake Michigan
Lake Butte Des Mortes UF04 79.65 mi 2 UF04 Water Lists WinnebagoUpper FoxLake Michigan
Lake Winnebago - East UF02 99.4 mi 2 UF02 Water Lists Fond du Lac, CalumetUpper FoxLake Michigan
Lake Winnebago - North and West UF01 22.73 mi 2 UF01 Water Lists Winnebago, CalumetUpper FoxLake Michigan
Lower Grand River UF11 109.39 mi 2 UF11 Water Lists Columbia, Dodge, Green Lake, MarquetteUpper FoxLake Michigan
Mecan River UF09 148.31 mi 2 UF09 Water Lists Green Lake, Marquette, WausharaUpper FoxLake Michigan
Montello River UF13 134.5 mi 2 UF13 Water Lists Adams, Marquette, WausharaUpper FoxLake Michigan
Neenah Creek UF14 173.35 mi 2 UF14 Water Lists Adams, Columbia, MarquetteUpper FoxLake Michigan
Swan Lake UF15 80.61 mi 2 UF15 Water Lists Columbia, Green LakeUpper FoxLake Michigan
Upper Grand River UF12 61.96 mi 2 UF12 Water Lists Fond du Lac, Green LakeUpper FoxLake Michigan
White River UF08 149.81 mi 2 UF08 Water Lists Green Lake, Marquette, WausharaUpper FoxLake Michigan

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Plans

Watershed Plans

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.

  • Fond du Lac Watershed Plan (pdf) || Fond du Lac Watershed Online

Basin Plan

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.

Maps

Observatory Hill, Marquette County, courtesy of Rob McLennan, Upper Fox River Basin Water Team Leader

Observatory Hill, Marquette County, courtesy of Rob McLennan, Upper Fox River Basin Water Team Leader

Upper Fox Watershed Maps

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