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Surface water

Wisconsin surface waters
Wisconsin's abundant waters
South Branch Eau Claire River

Wisconsin is a state rich with surface water, including lakes, streams, wetlands, aquifers and springs. Wisconsin has thousands of streams stretching over 84,000 miles, more than one million acres of inland lakes, 1,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and more than five million wetland acres.

The resources on this page server as a starting point to finding information about these surface waters, water quality monitoring, water quality standards and more.

Last revised: Monday January 13 2020