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Lake Quality Updates

Happenings Around Lake Wingra in July – August 1, 2018

      Sounds of delight were heard as students from Toki middle school caught fish in the waters around the Lake Wingra dam (Figure 1).  The fishing action was steady with Wingra’s large supply of pan fish.  The students’ opportunity to fish at Lake Wingra was supported by the City of Madison Police Department’s …

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What’s Going on with Lake Wingra’s Aquatic Plants?

By Casey Hanson Beach and boat season are almost in full swing! These activities are relaxing, playful, adventurous,  and downright unpredictable. To borrow from Forest Gump’s mama, having an experience with aquatic vegetation (aka macrophytes) “is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” When you paddle, luck might allow you to observe a beautiful blooming white water lily or you …

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High Temperatures and Clarity Make Wingra Waters Inviting

May 29,2018 By Roger Bannerman Recent warm weather has produced water temperatures in Lake Wingra that are the same as a swimming pool!  At all depths the temperature of the water is around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.  A temperature that can refresh on a hot day.  Only 3 weeks ago it was a more stimulating 67 …

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