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Lake Winnebago from space, July 1996. The string of clouds in the upper left of the image runs almost perfectly north-south, with north being at the bottom of the image.
Lake Winnebago from space, July 1996. The string of clouds in the upper left of the image runs almost perfectly north-south, with north being at the bottom of the image.
Location in Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin
Sunset over Lake Winnebago, taken from near the top of the Niagara Escarpment near the East shore
Sunset over Lake Winnebago, taken from near the top of the Niagara Escarpment near the East shore
Fishing near the shore of Lake Winnebago, taken from the Stockbridge Harbor
Fishing near the shore of Lake Winnebago, taken from the Stockbridge Harbor

Lake Winnebago is a large freshwater lake in eastern Wisconsin. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (639x639, 185 KB)Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States - July 1996 image description here File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (639x639, 185 KB)Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States - July 1996 image description here File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links WIMap-LakeWinnebago. ... Image File history File links WIMap-LakeWinnebago. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 843 KB) Sunset looking west over Lake Winnebago at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, taken near the top of the Niagara Escarpment by myself on June 26, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 843 KB) Sunset looking west over Lake Winnebago at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, taken near the top of the Niagara Escarpment by myself on June 26, 2006. ... Rattlesnake Point near Milton, Ontario. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 776 KB)People fishing near the shore of Lake Winnebago. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 776 KB)People fishing near the shore of Lake Winnebago. ... Stockbridge is a village located in Calumet County, Wisconsin. ... For the village on the Isle of Wight, see Freshwater, Isle of Wight. ... A man-made lake in Keukenhof, Netherlands A lake is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size surrounded by land. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked...

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It is about 30 by 10 miles (50 by 16 km), and has a surface area of about 137,700 acres (557 km²), making it the largest lake completely within Wisconsin. It has an average depth of 15.5 feet (4.7 m) and a maximum depth of 21 feet (6.4 m).


Lake Winnebago has two primary tributaries, the Wolf River and the Fox River. It is drained by the Fox River which flows north towards the Bay of Green Bay. Lake Winnebago is part of a larger system of lakes in Wisconsin known as the Winnebago Pool. The Wolf River of Wisconsin rises in the north woods of the state, with the northernmost fork stemming from Forest County. ... The Fox River is a river in Wisconsin in the United States. ... The Fox River is a river in Wisconsin in the United States. ... A Tall ship sailing into the mouth of the Fox River The Bay of Green Bay is an arm of Lake Michigan. ... The Winnebago Pool is a collective name for a group of interconnected lakes in eastern Wisconsin, USA. The Winnebago Pool includes Lake Winnebago, Lake Butte Des Morts, Lake Poygan and Lake Winneconne. ...


Cities on its shores include Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Neenah and Menasha. Cities that draw their drinking water directly from Lake Winnebago include Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha and Appleton. Location of Oshkosh, Wisconsin City hall Downtown Oshkosh at U.S. Route 45 Oshkosh Public Museum Mouth of the Fox River into Lake Winnebago. ... Location of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Lakeside Park entrance Agnesian HealthCare Fond du Lac is a city in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Neenah is a city located in Winnebago County, Wisconsin. ... Location of Menasha, Wisconsin The intersection of WIS-47 and WIS-114 Menasha is a city located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Appleton is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, on the Fox River, 100 miles (161 km) north of Milwaukee. ...


History

The lake is a remnant of Glacial Lake Oshkosh approximately 12,000 years ago. [1] Ice blocked water from entering Lake Michigan at Green Bay, and the glacial lake ponded against ice since it had no outlet. Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one in the group located entirely within the United States. ... Green Bay is the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ...


The Niagara Escarpment is a few miles east of Lake Winnebago. The softer Ordovician rocks that under lie the lake have eroded away, and the stronger Silurian rocks stand as a ridge that formed the lake basin. [2] Rattlesnake Point near Milton, Ontario. ... The Ordovician period is the second of the six (seven in North America) periods of the Paleozoic era. ... The Silurian is a major division of the geologic timescale that extends from the end of the Ordovician period, about 443. ...


Locks and dams

Lake Winnebago is not man-made, but its level was raised by two dams erected in 1850. The lake level is today regulated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Scrivener Dam, in Canberra, Australia, was engineered to withstand a once-in-5000-years flood A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or retards the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundment. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ...


There is a system of seventeen locks that connect Lake Winnebago to Lake Michigan. This lock system is located along the lower Fox River and starts at the North West corner of Lake Winnebago in the city of Menasha and ends at the mouth of the bay of Green Bay.


Recreation

Many annual events take place on the Lake Winnebago Pool, including concerts, power boat events and pleasure boating rallies. The Winnebago Pool is a collective name for a group of interconnected lakes in eastern Wisconsin, USA. The Winnebago Pool includes Lake Winnebago, Lake Butte Des Morts, Lake Poygan and Lake Winneconne. ...


Pleasure Boating

Along with the Upper lakes of Butte des Morts, Winneconne, Poygan, the Wolf River and the upper and lower Fox River it is a popular pleasure boating area.


Parks

Lake Winnebago has a variety of state, county and city parks. High Cliff State Park is the only state park on Lake Winnebago. The park is in the North East corner of Lake Winnebago. The park offers camping, hiking trails, beautiful views of Lake Winnebago, a marina, beach, observation tower and picnic areas. Camping is available at Calumet County Park and Columbia County Park (Fond du Lac County). Visitors can see effigy mounds which overlook the lake at High Cliff and Calumet County Park. Calumet County, Wisconsin maintains three county parks and two harbors. ... Fond du Lac County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... This article is about mound-building birds. ...


Fishing

It is a popular sport fishing lake; many fisherman consider it one of the nation's top walleye fisheries. The lake had the United States' largest population of sturgeon in 2003, [3] which are speared during a February season. Other species present include Bluegill, Largemouth bass, Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Perch, Burbot, White bass, Freshwater drum, and Smallmouth bass. Binomial name Sander vitreus (Mitchill, 1818) Subspecies S. v. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Binomial name Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque, 1819 The bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish. ... Binomial name Micropterus salmoides The Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) is a species of fish. ... Binomial name Esox masquinongy Mitchill, 1824 Subspecies Muskellunge or muskie (Esox masquinongy) are large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. ... caught by an angler in the river Dráva, Hungary. ... Species P. flavescens (Yellow perch) P. fluviatilis (European perch) P. schrenkii (Balkhash perch) For other meanings of the word perch, including fish not in the Perca genus, see Perch (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Lota lota Linnaeus, 1758 The burbot (Lota lota) is a freshwater fish related to the cods. ... Binomial name Morone chrysops (Rafinesque, 1820) The white bass or sand bass (Morone chrysops) is a freshwater fish of the temperate bass family Moronidae. ... ... Binomial name Micropterus dolomieu Lacépède, 1802 The smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. ...


Sturgeon spearing

The first season of regulated sturgeon spearing was in 1903, when an 8 pound limit was introduced. [3] All sturgeon spearing was banned from 1915 until 1931. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regulates the number of fish taken each year. Hunting spear and knife, from Mesa Verde National Park. ...


References

  1. ^ Lake Oshkosh Drainage; Steven Dutch; Natural and Applied Sciences; University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Last updated April 29, 2005; Retrieved January 14, 2007
  2. ^ The Niagara Escarpment; Steven Dutch; Natural and Applied Sciences; University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Last updated June 18, 1999; Retrieved January 14, 2007
  3. ^ a b Bergquist, Lee (February 7, 2003). "With spearing season ahead, fish in Lake Winnebago system could number up to 50,000". Retrieved on 2007-01-14.

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Lake Winnebago itself is the largest inland body of water in the state of Wisconsin.
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