Author Archives: RA

1/14: Frozen Lakes

Temperatures in the 60s this December left many of us wondering when and even if Lake Mendota would ever freeze. Today, the water appears to be completely frozen thanks to a cold snap (see photo above), but is still unsafe to … Continue reading

12/10: Land Use, Climate Change, Yahara Lakes Flooding

Invitation to December 10 Presentation by Dr. Ken Potter As a follow-up to the October 30 Yahara Lakes Advisory Group 2 status update meeting, the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission is hosting a presentation by Dr. Ken Potter of … Continue reading

11/3: Dane County Parks Mtg

Dane County Parks to Begin Master Planning Process When:  Tuesday, November 3 Time:    7 p.m. Where: Town of Westport – Kennedy Administration Building 5387 Mary Lake Road  Waunakee, WI  53597  Why attend:  If you live near a Dane County Beach … Continue reading

10/22: Envision a Future Yahara Watershed

Steve Carpenter, Director of the UW-Madison Center for Limnology, will give a talk Thursday, 10/22/15 called “Envisioning the Future of the Yahara Watershed” as part of the Wisconsin Science Festival.  See details below. “Envisioning the Future of the Yahara Watershed” … Continue reading

10/21: Tech Turns Manure into Drinking Water

Dane County Selects Wisconsin Company to Install Technology Turning Manure into Drinkable Water Cutting Edge Technology Latest in Dane County’s Comprehensive Effort to Clean Lakes MADISON- Dane County will deploy a new system to essentially eliminate phosphorus from cow manure while turning … Continue reading

10/9: Items of Interest

Two items of interest: The infographic: What is hampering efforts to clean up the lakes? The Water Sustainability and Climate project has created an interactive infographic that explains, based on a study we published earlier this year: The event: … Continue reading

9/10: Yahara Lakes 101 Session

What can local streams and urban stormwater tell us about threats to our lakes? Join Clean Lakes Alliance this Thursday morning at The Edgewater to explore what years of water quality monitoring are showing about the source of pollution and what … Continue reading

8/25-27: WI Farm Technology Days

Dane County will be hosting the 2015 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days! The annual celebration is among the largest in the nation and we are very excited to host! The Office of Lakes and Watersheds will be working closely with agricultural … Continue reading

8/13: Yahara Lakes 101: Weird Lake Weeds

  Have you ever wondered what’s growing in our lakes? You might be surprised. Join us Thursday morning August 13 at The Edgewater to learn more about the strange and fascinating world of underwater plants with WDNR scientist and aquatic plant expert … Continue reading

7/9: Yahara Lakes 101 – Climate, cities, farms

Join us this Thursday morning at The Edgewater to learn about three major issues our lakes face: “Climate, cities and farms: challenges to improving water quality“ About the talk: Keeping excess phosphorus from polluting the Yahara lakes has been a primary goal … Continue reading