Located in the Lyman F. Anderson Agriculture and Conservation Center 5201 Fen Oak Drive Room 234 Madison, WI 53718-8827 Map to Fen Oak 608-224-3730 firstname.lastname@example.org
Recommended water quality protection and
management programs for the Yahara lakes are presented in
the Dane County Water Quality Plan, published in 1979 by
the Dane County Regional Planning Commission. Since that
time, several of the recommendations in the plan have been
implemented. The basic strategy to improve water quality
in the Yahara lakes is to reduce non-point source contributions
of nutrients, most importantly phosphorus, to the lakes.
This has been done by land management and source controls
to reduce erosion and phosphorus in runoff, and by protecting
stream corridors, wetlands and floodplains. A continuing
commitment to controlling nuisance conditions (i.e., weed,
algae and shoreline appearance) in the lakes themselves
is also occurring. The following is a list of measures that
have been taken to reduce nutrient and pollutant loadings
and provide institutional coordination and support to better
manage the Yahara lakes.
The Yahara Waterways Water Trail Guide is a great resource for exploring our area waters.