Lake Mendota
Surface Area: 3,985 ha
Max Depth: 25.3 m
Mean Depth: 12.7 m

Lake Monona
Surface Area: 1,326 ha
Max Depth: 22.6 m
Mean Depth: 8.3 m
Lake Waubesa
Surface Area: 843 ha
Max Depth: 11.6 m
Mean Depth: 4.7 m
Lake Kegonsa
Surface Area: 1,299 ha
Max Depth: 9.8 m
Mean Depth: 5.1 m



City of Madison

Dane County






We have integrated real-time hydrodynamic models into INFOS for the Yahara Lakes. The hydrodynamic models describe the motion of water within the lakes.

Nowcast Water Levels:
Yahara Lakes Map Mendota Monona Waubesa Kegonsa

We have integrated a real-time, spatial water level model for the Yahara Lakes. For each lake we plot model time history of water levels across the lake. The model is supplied with real-time wind data so its role on conditions such as backwater, reverse river flows, and lake seiches are provided with the model.

Click on lake name below or map

Lake Mendota

Lake Monona

Lake Waubesa

Lake Kegonsa