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 email@example.com
Dane County is blessed with 69 named lakes, and more than 400 miles
of streams and rivers including 14 miles of the Wisconsin River. The
total surface water coverage in Dane County is more than 23,000 acres,
or 36 square miles. Dane County is also home to 52,000 acres of wetlands.
These waters are part of what make
this area so special. Water-related recreation activities
contribute substantially to the region's economy, with lake
users spending an average of $15.00 -$22.00 on each outing
for fuel and supplies alone, according to a 1995 study.
Water resources contribute to business, industry and agriculture
as well. We use 42 million gallons of water a day for business
and personal purposes. The Dane County State of the Waters Report (follow link above)
is a convenient single reference for those seeking in-depth information about area waters and watersheds.
The Yahara Waterways Water Trail Guide is a great resource for exploring our area waters.