In the Lake Country what does it mean when they refer to a Kettle Moraine Tom Braatz?

Often I make reference to many of all the great things one can do in the Kettle Moraine area. It was not too long ago someone asked “Hey Tom Braatz, what is a Kettle Moraine?” Well it’s not so much what is it,
but also where it is. By definition, per Wikipedia  “A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris (soil and rock) which can occur in currently glaciated and formerly glaciated regions, such as those areas acted upon by a past ice age. This debris may have been plucked off the valley floor as a glacier advanced or it may have fallen off the valley walls as a result of frost wedging. Moraines may be composed of debris ranging in size from silt-like glacial flour to large boulders. The debris is typically sub-angular to rounded in shape. Moraines may be on the glacier’s surface or deposited as piles or sheets of debris where the glacier has melted. Moraines may also occur when glacier- or iceberg-transported rocks fall into the sea as the ice melts.”   km1 Continued, and by definition by Wikipedia the Kettle Moraine is a large moraine in the state of Wisconsin stretching from Walworth County in the south to Kewaunee County in the north. It has also been referred to as the Kettle Range and, in geological texts, as the Kettle Interlobate Moraine. Thekm2 moraine was created when the Green Bay Lobe of the glacier, on the west, collided with the Lake Michigan Lobe of the glacier, on the east, depositing sediment. The western glacier formed the Bay of Green Bay, Lake Winnebago and the Horicon Marsh while the eastern one formed Lake Michigan.


The major part of the Kettle Moraine area is considered interlobate moraine, though other types of moraine features, and other glacial features are common.The moraine is dotted with kettles caused by buried glacial ice that subsequently melted. This process left depressions ranging from small ponds to large lakes and enclosed valleys. Elkhart Lake, Geneva Lake, Big Cedar Lake are among the larger kettles now filled by lakes. Parts of the area have been protected in the Kettle Moraine State Forest.Now, the real question is what can I do? What is there to do and see in the Kettle Moraine?What’s going on in Kettle Moraine? The answer can take a long time. If you give me a call, or send me an email to tom@tombraatz.comI would love to explain how living in the Kettle Moraine is so desirable by so many and why so many choose to call it their home and place to live and work.I would also be glad to send you a package with many helpful links that has much information on what to do in the entire Kettle Moraine. km4km5

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