Category Archives: Water Quality

A Hidden Gem: Moose Lake

Which Wisconsin lake once squeaked? Strangely enough it’s Moose Lake in Waukesha County.  Originally named Mouse Lake by Native Americans for its small size, its name changed in the early 1900s.  Local lore reports a wealthy resident paid to change the … Continue reading

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Lake of the Month: Big Green Lake in Green Lake County

This month’s Lake of the Month, Big Green Lake (also known as Green Lake), is in the spotlight not only for its vast size and depth, but also for its tremendous success in forming partnerships to undertake large-scale watershed protection … Continue reading

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Lake of the Month: Deer Lake in Polk County

Before Lake Appreciation Month comes to an end, we are rolling out our new, re-occurring blog series titled Lake of the Month. This series is intended to highlight lakes with interesting and unique stories and introduce viewers to the Department’s Lakes Pages … Continue reading

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Decontamination Team: Working to prevent the spread of Invasives.

Here in Wisconsin, we have a well-established set of effective prevention steps to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS): 1.) Inspect boats, trailers, and equipment; 2.) Remove all attached aquatic plants and animals; 3.) Drain all water from … Continue reading

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