lakes

County to contribute $600K to cleaning up waterways

3 communities will work to reduce pollution in lakes, river, conservancy

More than $600,000 in county funds will help pay for water pollution-reduction projects across local communities in Dane County, according to a release.

$10M targeted to clean county lakes, streams

Funding will go to strategies focused on cleaning Yahara chain of lakes

Dane County's 2015 budget will represent a big financial commitment to clean lakes and streams in the area. It is also a budget that reflects a growing cooperative effort among government leaders, environmental groups and farmers to solve the problem.

Law enforcement step up patrols on the water

Operation Dry Waters aims to crack down on waterway OWIs

It's a big weekend for summertime fun. The Fourth of July is right around the corner and this weekend is sure to bring a crowd to the waters.

Heavy rains threaten Madison lakes with pollutants

Solution requires municipalities, residents to look for ways to reduce runoff

Within a two-hour period Tuesday night, 1 to 2 inches of rain fell on Madison streets. When storm sewers could no longer handle the volume, streets began to flood.

County partners with farmers to manage manure

Farmers who agree must avoid spreading manure in winter

Dane County continues to make a push to clean up the lakes, announcing a partnership with area farmers to reduce phosphorus spread in area lakes.

Feds to discuss Asian carp plan in Traverse City

Federal officials to continue feedback sessions on Asian carp plan with Traverse City meeting

Federal officials are continuing a series of public meetings to discuss options for keeping invasive species such as Asian carp from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.

Feds to discuss Asian carp plan in Traverse City

Federal officials to continue feedback sessions on Asian carp plan with Traverse City meeting

Federal officials are continuing a series of public meetings to discuss options for keeping invasive species such as Asian carp from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.

Feds to discuss Asian carp plan in Traverse City

Federal officials to continue feedback sessions on Asian carp plan with Traverse City meeting

Federal officials are continuing a series of public meetings to discuss options for keeping invasive species such as Asian carp from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.

Feds to discuss Asian carp plan in Traverse City

Federal officials to continue feedback sessions on Asian carp plan with Traverse City meeting

Federal officials are continuing a series of public meetings to discuss options for keeping invasive species such as Asian carp from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.

Feds to discuss Asian carp plan in Traverse City

Federal officials to continue feedback sessions on Asian carp plan with Traverse City meeting

Federal officials are continuing a series of public meetings to discuss options for keeping invasive species such as Asian carp from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.

Feds to discuss Asian carp plan in Traverse City

Federal officials to continue feedback sessions on Asian carp plan with Traverse City meeting

Federal officials are continuing a series of public meetings to discuss options for keeping invasive species such as Asian carp from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.

Experts: Climate primary factor on lake levels

Experts say climate, not human structures, will have biggest effects on lake levels

Experts say there's no guarantee that placing structures in the St. Clair River would elevate Lakes Huron and Michigan to their normal levels because they might not offset the effects of a warming climate.

Experts: Climate primary factor on lake levels

Experts say climate, not human structures, will have biggest effects on lake levels

Experts say there's no guarantee that placing structures in the St. Clair River would elevate Lakes Huron and Michigan to their normal levels because they might not offset the effects of a warming climate.

Experts: Climate primary factor on lake levels

Experts say climate, not human structures, will have biggest effects on lake levels

Experts say there's no guarantee that placing structures in the St. Clair River would elevate Lakes Huron and Michigan to their normal levels because they might not offset the effects of a warming climate.

Experts: Climate primary factor on lake levels

Experts say climate, not human structures, will have biggest effects on lake levels

Experts say there's no guarantee that placing structures in the St. Clair River would elevate Lakes Huron and Michigan to their normal levels because they might not offset the effects of a warming climate.

How the city tests Madison's lakes for safety

Heavy rainfall means more bacteria in lakes

With water samples from lake Michigan and Lake Superior falling short of national standards, heavy rains could put Madison swimmers at risk if they take a dip in the wrong water.