BIG SWELL MADISON When it comes to Madison’s lakes, it’s not only the fish that count on clean water for swimming. Hundreds of swimmers plunge into our lakes each year, especially as part of our vibrant triathlon scene. Whether you are a competitive swimmer looking for a great training opportunity, or a recreational swimmer who […]
On today’s episode, new Wednesday host Ali Muldrow is joined in the studio by Yogesh Chawla to talk all things water, particularly the lake systems here in Madison, the flooding events of 2018, and what the community is doing to prepare for the future. Yogesh Chawla serves on the Dane County Board for District 6. […]
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is out with his $63 million capital budget proposal for next year. It includes from new funds for mental health initiatives to new flooding management plans. He’s also announced a massive new solar panel project at the Dane County airport. The new solar panel project is a partnership between Dane […]
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.
Producer Will Cushman talks with Steve Powers, one of the authors of a new study published in the journal Ecology Letters about life under winter ice in many of the world’s freshwater lake ecosystems. Powers is a postdoctoral researcher at Washington State University. He received his PhD in limnology and marine science from UW-Madison. They […]