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The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife$
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Donald M. Waller and Thomas P. Rooney

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226871714

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.001.0001

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Changes in the Wisconsin River and its Floodplain

Changes in the Wisconsin River and its Floodplain

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(p.229) 17 Changes in the Wisconsin River and its Floodplain
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The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
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Monica G. Turner

Emily H. Stanley

Matthias Bürgi

David J. Mladenoff

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0017

This chapter traces the ecological history of the Wisconsin River. Land uses along this river's long watershed have changed dramatically over the past 200 years. This “hardest working river in America” has also experienced radical changes in response to all the dams and levees that have been constructed in and along it to control water flows and limit flooding. Together, these changes have altered sediment flows, nutrient loads, and water quality with effects extending all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Changes in flooding and nutrients have also greatly altered floodplain vegetation with reciprocal effects on water quality.

Keywords:   land uses, sediment flows, nutrient loads, water quality, flooding, floodplain vegetation

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