Lake Management

Aquatic Plants on BargeThe Dane County Land & Water Resources Department helps guide the management of the lakes of Dane County.  Visit our the about our lands and waters webpage for general lake/stream/watershed information.  Additional webpages and contact information are provided below.



For information on the 2018 flooding, please visit our Flood Facts & Initiatives webpage.


Lake Levels

LWRD is responsible for maintaining lake levels for the four major lakes in Dane County:  Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Waubesa and Lake Kegonsa.  Daily and historical lake level information for these lakes can be found on our Lake Levels & Information webpage.

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Aquatic Plant Management

LWRD manages an aquatic plant harvesting program for waters in Dane County.  Find out more about the program including current harvester locations, pier pickup dates, harvesting priority plans and maps on our Aquatic Plant Management Harvesting Program webpage.



The Integrated Nowcast/Forecast Operation System for Yahara Lakes (INFOS) provides information on the Yahara Lakes including:



Please contact the office for general lake questions, report lost/missing buoys, or to report a navigation hazard in the water such as floating or submerged logs, rocks or debris.  Include a description of the type and size of the hazard and its location. 

Phone:  608-224-3730