Plover River

The Plover River travels southwesterly for 42 miles through Langlade, Marathon, and Portage Counties. Its course is generally just west of the terminal moraine of Wisconsin’s last glaciation.

It served  to move meltwater from the glacier to the Wisconsin river. Although relatively small in modern times, it must have  been much more impressive when it contained large amounts of meltwater from the glacier.  Today the sediment in and near the river bed has been deposited in the recent past while glacial sediment is found further from the river.  Like many of our rivers and streams, the modern stream bed occupies but a small portion of what was present during glacial times.

Plover River, Stevens Point, WI

This image of Plover River appears in the August/September issue of Neighbors Magazine. It was captured just before sunrise on a summer morning. Once the River leaves Iverson Park, it begins to widen just before going under the railroad bridge at Patch Street.  Just beyond the tree line on the right is the Stevens Point Country Club.

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