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  Lake Mendota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lake Mendota is the northernmost and largest of the four lakes in Madison, Wisconsin.
Mendota and Lake Monona form the isthmus on which Madison sits.
The University of Wisconsin campus is situated along the southern shore of Lake Mendota.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lake_Mendota   (83 words)

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Brock, T.D. A eutrophic lake: Lake Mendota, Wisconsin.
Decomposition of blue-green algal (Cyanobacterial) blooms in Lake Mendota, Wisconsin.
Zooplankton dynamics in Lake Mendota: abundance and biomass of the metazooplankton from 1976 to 1980.
limnology.wisc.edu /lake_information/mendota/mendota.html   (984 words)

 Publications - Environmental Research Center - East - University of Notre Dame
Composition and spatial heterogeneity of submersed vegetation in a softwater lake in Wisconsin.
The highland lake district of northeastern Wisconsin and the Trout Lake Limnological Laboratory.
Freshwater diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from the Northeastern Glacial Lake District of Wisconsin.
www.nd.edu /~underc/east/publications   (5557 words)

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Overall, however, the P delivered to Lake Mendota is a tiny fraction of the total P buildup in the watershed’s soil.
However, Bennett claims the purpose of the study was not to point fingers, rather to find where P originally comes from, "and it’s being brought in for agriculture." She and her colleagues were not looking for the source of water pollution, as that has previously been established as cropland.
Lake Mendota is the most heavily used lake in Dane County, and the fifth most popular recreational lake in Wisconsin.
ipcm.wisc.edu /news/nutrient/phos_budget.htm   (745 words)

 Round the Lake Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Nutrients and sediments washed into the lake from various human activities have since made the lake eutrophic (overly nutrient-rich), so that weeds are abundant and periodic algae blooms occur.
Wetlands that once covered extensive areas around the lake have been filled in, drained, or were flooded when the lake level was raised with the 1849 construction of a dam at present-day Tenney Park.
This low, flat area is lacustrine plain, the ancient lake bed of glacial Lake Yahara, which formed when glacial debris and ice blocked the Yahara River, raising water levels and flooding an area much larger than that covered by Lake Mendota today.
danenet.wicip.org /bcp/mendota/round_lake.html   (1786 words)

 YAHARA RIVER AND LAKE MENDOTA WATERSHED (LR09)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Mendota's shoreline development factor (DL), which assesses the degree of irregularity in the shoreline and hence the potential for biological diversity (Lathrop, 1992) and development, is 1.57, versus a DL for Lake Kegonsa of 1.21 (1.0 is the value when a lake is a perfect circle).
Land use in the entire Lake Mendota watershed is comprised of 57.4 percent agriculture, 8.5 percent grassland/natural or wildlife areas, 1.4 percent woodlands, 20 percent developed, 5.7 percent wetland, and 6.9 percent open water.
A major focus of the Lake Mendota Priority Watershed Project is on sediment and phosphorus reductions from agricultural and urban sources, stormwater management, groundwater and wetland protection, and public education.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/gmu/lowerrock/surfacewaterfiles/watersheds/lr09.html   (3007 words)

 Fertilizer run-off threatens long-term balance of lakes
A doctoral student of limnology, after much research, has concluded that the problem for Mendota is that what goes into the lake isn't necessarily coming out: phosphorus accumulates in the watershed's soil every year.
The problem for Mendota, and for most watersheds in agricultural settings, is that what goes into the watershed isn't necessarily coming out.
The lake also underwent a major experiment in the late 1980s called biomanipulation, which attempted to improve water quality by stocking millions of predator fish.
www.news.wisc.edu /wire/i041499/lake.html   (819 words)

 Lake Mendota teems with teaching and research efforts - and algae (Oct 5, 1999)
Mendota is a trademark urban lake, but it could be any lake, anywhere in Wisconsin, says limnologist Steve Carpenter.
During any given semester, Lake Mendota lives up to its billing as the most studied lake in North America, with a popular undergraduate course taught on its waters and numerous research projects analyzing it inside-out.
Mendota is a trademark urban lake, but it's amazing how perspectives can change on the water.
www.news.wisc.edu /1990.html   (1015 words)

 National Association of Conservation Districts
The Lake Mendota watershed is located in Dane and Columbia Counties, in the lower central part of Wisconsin.
Lake Mendota, a 10,000-acre glacier lake, is intensively used for recreational purposes.
Most of the lake’s water quality problems are linked to current and past rural and urban runoff carrying sediment, nutrients and toxins.
www.nacdnet.org /govtaff/tmdl/CSLakeMendota.htm   (1250 words)

 Southern Wisconsin Smallmouths
The state's capital city is located on the shores of Lake Mendota, and the lake itself is ringed with city, county and state parks, all of which have excellent boat landings with plenty of parking.
When the west side of the lake is too rough to fish, work the east shore or move up into the Fox River at Oshkosh.
Lake Butte des Morts, just up the Fox River from Oshkosh, is another good smallmouth lake on the chain.
www.dccl.org /information/fishing/smallmouth.htm   (1505 words)

 Bike Tours of the Lake Mendota Watershed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
There are five tours: four follow major tributaries of Lake Mendota and a fifth circles the lake itself.
Glaciers shaped the Lake Mendota watershed and formed all four lakes in the Yahara chain.
Soil eroded from the new farms fertilized the lakes.
danenet.wicip.org /bcp/mendota   (1508 words)

 ESPN Outdoors -- Lake Mendota is a southern Wisconsin gem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
MADISON, Wis. — Lake Mendota borders in Madison south-central Wisconsin.
Definitely a metro lake Mendota is surrounded by Madison and the smaller communities of Middleton, Shorewood and Maple Bluff.
The last important point to remember is that Lake Mendota is one of the country's most studied lakes and it also has a heavy stocking program to supplement any lack of natural reproduction.
espn.go.com /outdoors/fishing/s/f_map_WI_Lake_Mendota.html   (1618 words)

 W-File: lmmadison.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
An Illinois tourist was anchored in the lake when he saw the water a few hundred feet away begin to heave and swell.
In the summer of 1917, a fisherman at Picnic Point on Madison's Lake Mendota was the first to see something with "a large snake-like head, with large jaws and blazing eyes." It was less than a hundred feet away.
Around the same time, a male and female university student were lying on their backs on a Lake Mendota pier getting a suntan, with their feet hanging over the edge, when the woman felt a sort of tickle on the sole of one foot.
www.ufowisconsin.com /wfiles/files/lmmadison.html   (1498 words)

 Grad Student Life in Madison
Madison is dominated by the university and the lakes around it.
Lake Mendota is on the left in this picture, Lake Monona at the top.
When biking around Lake Mendota (the largest lake around Madison), one can stop, for example, on Governor's Island, which is across the lake from Campus.
www.astro.wisc.edu /~sparke/birgit_madison.html   (745 words)

 The Mendota Yacht Club
The Mendota Yacht Club is the oldest sailing organization in the Madison area, with 100 plus years of promoting the sport of sailing, and competitive racing.
The Mendota YC faired well as Grant Frautschi won his first National regatta with the decision going to the fourth tier in the tie breaker.
For the Mendota sailors, most all of the fleet had a chance to be up front in one race or another.
www.mendotayc.org   (1752 words)

 [XC] Lake Mendota Marathon
As I was skiing along the shore line of Lake Mendota a couple weeks ago (early March) and enjoying it, looking at the different features such as ice stalactites hidden among caves in the bluffs and the like, the thought ocurred to me - why not a ski marathon around Lake Mendota's shorline?
And finally, the lake is all public property.
Ice on the lake is usually solid, a crust of snow usually covers it.
www.mail-archive.com /xc@danenet.org/msg00218.html   (813 words)

 Yahara River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The largest tributary to Lake Mendota, the upper Yahara River begins in Columbia County and passes through Cherokee Marsh (the watershed's largest wetland), where it doubles in size at its confluence with Token Creek.
The upper Yahara River is Lake Mendota's largest tributary extending into southern Columbia County, although during dry periods, more water comes from Token Creek, another major tributary, which flows into the Yahara about five miles upstream.
Situated at the headwaters of the Yahara chain-of-lakes, this high-quality wetland is a critical component of the Lake Mendota watershed.
danenet.wicip.org /bcp/mendota/yahara.html   (1484 words)

 Lady Liberty on Lake Mendota
Astonished local Wisconsin residents flocked to the lake to witness the bizarre spectacle.
This time she fell victim to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which determined that she resembled a fishing shanty and demanded that she be removed from the ice to satisfy their regulations.
The presence of Lady Liberty on Lake Mendota was the handiwork of Jim Mallon and Leon Varjian, the two leaders of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's notorious Pail and Shovel (P&S) party.
www.museumofhoaxes.com /pranks/liberty.html   (766 words)

 ESPN Outdoors -- Try Birch Lake for smallmouth bass, walleye   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
There is no vegetation on this lake except for the lily pads in the one shallow bay on the northeast side of the lake.
The lake has excellent cover for the fish, from all the downed trees on shore to the sharp drop-offs that lead into deep water.
Ninety percent of the lake is rocks and sand.
www.espn.go.com /outdoors/fishing/s/f_map_05_WI_Birch_Lake.html   (1244 words)

 madison.com | archives: The Ice That Roars

There's Even A Name For The Sound The Ice, Especially On Lake Mendota, ...

Ted Iltis was in his Middleton home near Lake Mendota on a recent Saturday morning, sitting at his desk when he heard an explosion and felt the house shake.
There is even a name for it -- "lake thunder" -- said UW-Madison limnologist John Magnuson, a longtime student of Madison's lakes, especially Lake Mendota.
Magnuson said lake thunder happens when the ice on the lake contracts because of the arctic cold.
www.madison.com /archives/read.php?ref=wsj:2005:01:25:401465:FRONT   (770 words)

 Lab Manual   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Center for Limnology operates two field stations, the Lake Mendota Laboratory located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and the Trout Lake Station in the Northern Highland Lake District at Boulder Junction.
The Lake Mendota Laboratory, a formed-concrete building cantilevered over the waters of Lake Mendota, provides offices, laboratories, a library, computers and supporting facilities for a staff of 45-50 people.
The Trout Lake Station runs a local area network analogues to that of the Lake Mendota Laboratory and communicates with the rest of the world via the internet.
limnology.wisc.edu /Lake_Mendota_Lab/labmanual.htm   (9390 words)

 On Lake Mendota   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This picture of me was taken by my friend Aaron Durfee, sometime around Feb/Mar of 1996 on Lake Mendota.
Lake Mendota forms the northern boundary of downtown Madison,WI and the UW Campus.
A student group constructed this version of the Statue of Liberty, to resemble one built by a group of students here in the 1970's which was inspired by the movie Planet of the Apes.
www.cs.wisc.edu /~rees/statue.html   (66 words)

 Re: [XC] Lake Mendota Marathon
A Madison Mendota Marathon (3M, as it were) would really be cool if we could pull it off.
However, if the grooming were done more consistently on the lake surface for many weeks, maybe it wouldn't be so bad.
A network of snow fencing may be needed to control blowing snow (and maybe collect some show drifts for the grooming machine to scavenge back onto the course).
www.mail-archive.com /xc@danenet.org/msg00219.html   (149 words)

 North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Lake Mendota photgraphed from University Bay by Dale Robertson on December 12, 1985.
Note: Ice duration is the number of days that the lake is completely covered with ice.
If the lake thaws for several day and then freezes again, the duration is the number of days from ice-on to ice-off minus those days when the lake was thawed.
limnosun.limnology.wisc.edu /mendota_ice.htm   (91 words)

 WI WebCam
You are looking at a panoramic view of beautiful Lake Mendota.
In the foreground are the red tiled roofs atop dormitories at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Off to the right across the lake, you can pick out the water tower on Governor's Island (though his actual mansion is out of sight to the right).
www.soils.wisc.edu /asig/webcam.html   (319 words)

 Canoe accross Lake Mendota   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Since the day I came to Madison, I had a dream that one day I could canoe accross Lake Mendota and see what it was like at the other shore.
See how smooth the water is? The lake was very quite, only occasionally bumpy when some motor boats dashed away around.
I have finally crossed you, Lake Mendota, after having lived near you for five years.
slisweb.lis.wisc.edu /~sherab/news/canoe_cross0406.htm   (615 words)

 Lake Mendota Boathouse at Ole Bull Residence, WHi-27185   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Lake Mendota Boathouse at Ole Bull Residence, WHi-27185
Partial view of Lake Mendota boathouse on the grounds of the Ole Bull Residence at 130 East Gilman Street.
Later, the house was known as the Thorp House.
wisconsinhistory.org /whi/fullRecord.asp?id=27185&...   (142 words)

 NBC15 | Body Found in Lake Mendota   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Dane County Sheriff's Department is investigating a body found in Lake Mendota Saturday night.
Pease has been missing since October 28, 2004 and was presumed drowned in Lake Mendota.
Authorities are waiting for the coroner's report to positively identify the body and determine the cause of death.
nbc15.madison.com /home/headlines/1565866.html   (103 words)

 Lake Mendota on Global Climate Hot Spots Map
Madison - It's Christmas and Lake Mendota is once again iceless and we have had 280 days above freezing, tying the old record.
The map (link will open in a new window) features the impacts of global warming at 89 sites across the globe, and offers powerful evidence that global warming has already begun.
Lake Mendota lack of ice is part of a global pattern including the July 1999 heat wave that tore across the Eastern U.S., claiming more than 250 lives.
www.wsn.org /issues/climatenews.html   (798 words)

 Madison Hotline Reports 1998
The WSO Hotline in Milwaukee, (414) 352-3857, as of the 16th was reporting 2 Black-backed Woodpeckers in their traditional location south of Three Lakes in Oneida County, good shorebirds in Dodge and Columbia Counties, a Willet in Milwaukee, and Cattle Egrets and 50-60 American White Pelicans at Horicon Marsh.
A singing CAROLINA WREN was found on Saturday the 9th on Lake Mendota Drive in Shorewood Hills, toward the campus area on a bridge.
As of Saturday the 4th, the WSO Hotline in Milwaukee, (414) 352-3857, was reporting a Red-necked Grebe at Lake Maria, the Cattle Egret in Madison, Bonaparte's and Franklin's Gulls, and lots of waterfowl in the Port Washington area, including both Iceland and Greater Black-backed Gulls.
www.uwgb.edu /birds/wso/madhotline98.htm   (16146 words)

 Storm-water management efforts deter runoff into Lake Mendota (Sep 7, 2004)
Much of the rainfall and snowmelt on developed parts of the campus that does not evaporate or soak into the soil either flows into storm sewers, which empty into Lake Mendota, or runs directly into the lake.
"Only 5 to 6 percent of the Lake Mendota watershed — the land area that drains into the lake — is impervious now," he notes.
Most of the watershed north of the lake is still farmland.
www.news.wisc.edu /10103.html   (909 words)

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