Dane County Lakes and Watersheds

Slow No Wake Zones in Effect

Visit the Slow-no-wake webpage for information about current slow-no-wake requirements.

Tell Us Your Thoughts on Aquatic Plant Management!

Dane County Land and Water Resources Department manages an Aquatic Plant Harvesting Program to cut and harvest Eurasian watermilfoil and other invasives from county waters. During the summer of 2017,  Dane County staff and consultants are surveying aquatic plant communities to learn how these plant communities have changed  and to update several of the county aquatic plant management plans 

Please take this short, five minute survey and tell us what you think about aquatic plant management for area lakes and rivers!

We want to hear from you!

Provide Advice to the Lakes and Watershed Commission as it Develops Water-related Budget Recommendations for 2018

Each year beginning in July, the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission reviews the water-related budgets of Dane County departments and divisions, and makes recommendations to the County Executive for consideration in preparing the Executive budget.

Learn more about this process and provide input to the Commission!

The Office of Lakes and Watersheds is one division of the Dane County Land & Water Resources Department. We aim to protect and improve the water resources of Dane County by coordinating with other department and agency staff, water-related citizen groups, the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission, and a myriad of other partner organizations in the area.

In 2014, the Office of Lakes and Watersheds expanded its community engagement program and created several new programs and partnerships with the goal of engaging more residents in Dane County and working together to improve our water resources.