News from Volunteers Monitoring Water Quality in Lake Wingra – Sept. 12
- Water temperatures continue to drop in the lake. Surface temperatures are now 66 degrees F compared to 72 degrees F three weeks ago.
- Water transparency remains murky. We had Secchi Disk readings of only 2 feet. Our lake is still very green. But the lake is still relatively clear of plants near the surface. Last year we had a hard time dropping the Secchi Disk down because of all the plants in the way.
- We are not the only ones measuring the quality of the lake! We arranged to be at Wingra Park at the same time a middle school class from Edgewood was preparing to take some of their own samples, see above image. After a safety instruction, see below image, and a word from us about what we are doing, they headed out to the lake. We look forward to collaborating with the teachers on the data they gather!