Tag Archives: watersheds

Lake Wingra Watershed Boundary

A watershed is an area of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas, in this case Lake Wingra.  The Lake Wingra watershed has a natural ground watershed determined by the lay of the land, and a … Continue reading

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Lake Wingra Springs Threatened by Two Construction Projects

Madison, Dec. 9, 2011—You may have seen the current office building/apartment constructions at Parman Place, and a new apartment building going up behind Jac’s Restaurant, both on Monroe Street.  Both projects are good examples of urban infill (instead of suburban … Continue reading

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Dane County Board announces $27M initiative to clean up Dane County’s lakes

A new Dane County (Wisconsin) lakes ecological restoration proposal from County Board Chairman Scott McDonnell proposes to remove carp, reduce sediment loads, and fund a variety of efforts to help protect the water quality of the Yahara lakes and their … Continue reading

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Lake Researchers Discover Early Signs of Lake Ecosystem Collapse

Don’t worry, it’s not Lake Wingra, yet. Although Lake Wingra is in trouble, it’s not beyond the point of no return. And more good news is that the findings by a collaborative group of universities,  including University of Wisconsin-Madison  limnologist … Continue reading

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