In 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources discovered elevated levels of PFAS in Starkweather Creek and Lake Monona. The so-called forever chemicals can cause a number of negative side effects if consumed in high enough quantities. Today, the DNR announced that elevated PFAS contamination, likely originating from the Dane County airport and Starkweather Creek, […]
Madison’s east side has stayed wet as the city collectively eyes the water levels of Mendota and Monona. As the excitement calms and flood levels were less severe than predicted over the past couple of weeks, an old policy debate has been reignited: what should the lake levels of Monona and Mendota be? Russ Hefty […]
We all knew it was coming… the scientists tried to warn us… but we refused to listen. Now it may be too late. Zebra mussels have invaded Lake Mendota. One of those scientists joins us now in the studio. UW Limnologist Jake Vander Zanden speaks with Brian Standing on the topic.