Last Saturday, with temperatures hovering in the mid-teens, an experienced ice-angler died when his ATV broke through the ice on Lake Waubesa. A few days prior, a woman walking her dog fell through the ice …February 1, 2023
Harmful algal blooms often seem to spring up out of nowhere, forcing public health officials scrambling to issue water quality advisories, while people headed out to recreate on a lake, river or reservoir are met …January 16, 2023
Here at the CFL, we love bragging on our students, faculty and alumni, so we’re very excited to congratulate Tyler Butts on receiving the 2022 Cushing Prize for a paper published in the Journal of …January 11, 2023
For fans of ice fishing, ice skating, cross-country skiing and just enjoying a winter walk, this holiday season was especially timely. One year ago today, Lake Mendota was still making waves and waiting on its …January 4, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: [Madison, WI] – Climate change is being felt across the world in many different ways. Atlantic hurricanes intensify. Western droughts deepen. And, here in Wisconsin, the future of fishing gets more uncertain. …December 19, 2022
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From harmful algal bloom to invasive species to shrinking winter ice cover, Wisconsin's lakes (and our relationship with them) is changing. Learn Your Lakes has the science and stories behind those changes.
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