Tuesday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced a multi-million dollar project to clean up the Yahara river. The plan would deepen the river by at least two feet and reduce the risk of flooding. To help prevent intense flooding like the county saw in summer of 2018, a project from the Dane County Land and […]
The Ho-Chunk called it Wonk-sheek-ho-mik-la, “where the man lies.” In 1834, Surveyor Orson Lyon called it Fourth Lake. We call it Lake Mendota. 9,847 acres, 26 miles of shoreline along five municipalities, it’s the eighth largest lake in Wisconsin and the largest body of water in Dane County. And it now has a biographer, my […]
Description Yahara Lakes 101: History in the Mucking Join us for Yahara Lakes 101 to learn about the issues that impact our lakes! About this Talk Water quality in Wisconsin’s lakes has evolved throughout time. But how has it changed since the influx of European-American immigrants more than 150 years ago? The history can be […]
About the talk As part of “Back to the Beach,” Clean Lakes Alliance has partnered with the City of Madison Parks Division to foster increased attention and care for our community’s vibrant public beaches. We invite you to learn more about this partnership and exciting projects underway from James Tye, our Executive Director, and Eric […]
Madison’s lakes and beaches were closed recently due to a massive algal bloom present in the waters. The algae is toxic to many species, including humans, fish and other aquatic species. Lincoln Tice follows up our investigation into Madison’s lakes with a UW-Madison limnology professor, Jake Vander Zanden, to discuss the biological factors that are […]
Madison’s lakes and beaches were closed last week due to toxic algal blooms present in the lake. PNM’s Kai Brito speaks to the director of the UW-Madison Center for Limnology, Steve Carpenter, who says these blooms were one of the worst Madison has ever seen.