Manitowoc County has an abundance of surface water that provides quality habitat for wildlife as well as exceptional recreation opportunities. The county has 10 major watersheds, 927 miles of streams and rivers, 355 miles of perennial flow, 572 miles of intermittent flow, and 109 lakes.
Lake Contour Maps (Redirect to Parks Dept.)
Lake Access (Redirect to Parks Dept.)
Beaches (Redirect to Manitowoc-Two Rivers Website)
Water Quality Assessment
Manitowoc County water bodies are subject to impairments from a variety of sources. Major nonpoint problems impacting Manitowoc County water bodies and groundwater include the following:
Water quality is determined by the following:
Reference the 10-Year Land and Water Plan for more information on water quality.
It is the policy of Manitowoc County to comply with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Workforce Development and all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment and service delivery.