Green Bay

Green Bay is recognized as the largest large freshwater estuary in the world. Its waters are nutrient rich and high in biological productivity, making it an important area for many fish species and migratory birds. The resources featured in this topic provide a better understanding of the Green Bay ecosystem and guide decision-making about its management.

Getting Started
  • State of the Bay Report Publication
    This detailed report presents water quality data, as well as the status of fish and wildlife populations, contaminants, aquatic invasive species and beach conditions.

  • Green Bay Ecosystem Modeling Project
    This project provides data driven models that help describe how the Green Bay system functions.

  • The Green Bay saga: Environmental change, scientific investigation, and watershed management Article
    This article provides rich background information about the history of restoration in the Green Bay watershed and emphasizes the challenges of rehabilitating a large ecosystem.

Visualizing Conditions in Green Bay
  • INFOS WinGB Dashboard
    This tool provides real-time observation data stretching from Lake Winnebago to Green Bay.

  • LakeStat Green Bay Buoys Dashboard
    This tool provides real-time data of water conditions from two buoys - one on the west side of Green Bay and the other on the east side. Observations include water temperature, dissolved oxygen levels, dissolved organic matter and pH levels.

  • Satellite-Derived Great Lakes Remote Sensing Map
    This tool allows the viewer to visualize products derived from remote sensing data for each of the five lakes. Products include Lake Surface Temperature, Harmful Algal Blooms, Chlorophlyy, Disolved Organic Carbon and Suspended Mineral levels.

  • Fox Wolf Hydrologic Dashboard Dashboard
    The tool links maps and data to visualize how large storm events impact the watershed of the Fox and Wolf Rivers in northeastern Wisconsin.