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Upper Fox River 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 square miles. 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 the 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 basin's ecology.

Water resource information for specific watersheds

Watershed name/view details Watershed size Lists (streams, lakes, bays & harbors) Counties Water management unit (WMU) Major drainage system
Big Green Lake 107.31 mi 2 UF07 Water lists Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Buffalo and Puckaway Lakes 225.11 mi 2 UF10 Water lists Columbia, Green Lake, Marquette Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Fond du Lac River 244.74 mi 2 UF03 Water lists Fond du Lac, Winnebago Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Fox River 119.76 mi 2 UF05 Water lists Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Fox River - Berlin 208.74 mi 2 UF06 Water lists Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara, Winnebago Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Lake Butte Des Mortes 79.65 mi 2 UF04 Water lists Winnebago Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Lake Winnebago - East 99.4 mi 2 UF02 Water lists Fond du Lac, Calumet Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Lake Winnebago - North and West 22.73 mi 2 UF01 Water lists Winnebago, Calumet Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Lower Grand River 109.39 mi 2 UF11 Water lists Columbia, Dodge, Green Lake, Marquette Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Mecan River 148.31 mi 2 UF09 Water lists Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Montello River 134.5 mi 2 UF13 Water lists Adams, Marquette, Waushara Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Neenah Creek 173.35 mi 2 UF14 Water lists Adams, Columbia, Marquette Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Swan Lake 80.61 mi 2 UF15 Water lists Columbia, Green Lake Upper Fox Lake Michigan
Upper Grand River 61.96 mi 2 UF12 Water lists Fond du Lac, Green Lake Upper Fox Lake Michigan
White River 149.81 mi 2 UF08 Water lists Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara Upper Fox Lake Michigan