Tag Archives: Water Quality

A Powerful Ally for Those Who Enjoy Lakes.

Some of the most popular lakes in Wisconsin result from the impoundment of large rivers by hydroelectric dams and produce artificial lakes or flowages that can be hundreds to thousands of acres in extent. The management plans for these water … Continue reading

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Half Moon Lake: A History

Half Moon Lake is an idyllic landmark in Polk County, Wisconsin. Situated just outside of Milltown, this 550-acre lake has been a home away from home for many Midwest vacationers since the early 1900s. Known for the lake’s clear waters … Continue reading

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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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The Citizen Lake Monitoring Network

One of the most successful efforts of the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership has been “The Citizen Lake Monitoring Network.” Every year since 1986, dedicated volunteers monitor lakes statewide for a variety of different water quality and lake health indicators. The effort, … Continue reading

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