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






Future Project

There are currently several researchers, agencies, and consulting firms developing sediment and nutrient models for the Yahara Lakes. After the completion of these models, we plan to incorporate these modeling efforts into INFOS to provide real-time information. Therefore, the real-time sediment loading can be embedded into the INFOS hydrodynamic model to provide information into which loading source sites may contribute to large lake disturbances. Preliminary hydrodynamic modeling results indicate that sediment transport is predominately dominated by long-shore currents although there are other secondary effects that may play a role.