About The River

A River With A Fighting Chance

Historically, the Little Plover never went dry, even in past droughts of greater magnitude, until the summer of 2005 when several sections of the river went dry.

The River in 1997

The River in August 2005

Here's what the River Alliance had to say in the Summer 2009 issue of Wisconsin Rivers

What has changed to make this happen?

A contributing factor has been the increase in the number of high capacity wells in Portage County. Portage County has the highest concentration of high capacity wells in the State of Wisconsin