Category Archives: Lake Questions

Tracking an advancing invasion: FAQs about zebra mussels in Lake Mendota

Understanding how new arrivals of non-native plants and animals impact our lakes and waterways is important for making smart management decisions. That is why the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is supporting research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for … Continue reading

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Haunted Lakes of Wisconsin

Many words are used to describe Wisconsin, idyllic, charming, quaint … but spooky? Lakes are popular destinations, to both the living and the dead. Read below and encounter some peculiar stories of beloved Wisconsin lakes. Fowler Lake, Oconomowoc This idyllic … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tracks on its lake pages (http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/) some 15,000 plus lakes, ponds, reservoirs, flowages, impoundments, et cetera.  Among these numerous water bodies are a plethora of names.  Often these names are tantalizing (Mystic Lake).  Others … Continue reading

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Lakes-L Blog Question

Using vegetation to keep people out of lakes? Anyone have experience excluding people from using a contaminated lake by filling the shoreline with cattails or encouraging the overgrowth of submerged aquatics? (I know, most of us spend our lives trying … Continue reading

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