West entrance to Lagoon du Sud in Belle Isle on June 19, 2018 (Photo by Allen Rieland)


Dane County Warning - June 18, 2018: Due to significant rainfall, all lakes are above summer maximum water lavels. The goal is to lower lake levels. The dams at Babcock County Park and LaFollette County Park are completely open in full flow condition and their associated locks are open for navigation. Flow out of Lake Mendota has been reduced below seasonable rates in order to allow downstream lake levels to decline. Aquatic plant harvesters are located in the Yahara River from Stoughton Dam to Lake Waubesa to remove aquatic plants impeding flow. Due to high water, pier owners are encouraged to raise, fasten, or remove pier section to prevent them from floating away.

Slow-no-wake rules currently apply to Lakes Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa.

Water Levels: As of Wednesday, June 21, Lake Monona was at 847.22'. For reference, the two highest levels in recent history were 847.86' on June 16, 2008 and 847.48' on June 15, 2000.


NOTE: Tonyawatha and Winnequah Trail boat launches are currently closed for construction. Monitor Alerts and view maps here.


Brush Collection weeks for Summer of 2018:
  • District 1: 06/04/2018
  • District 2: 06/11/2018
  • District 3: 06/18/2018
  • District 4: 06/25/2018

Belle Isle is in District 3. Click on this District Map for a larger view.

To ensure collection, residents must have their brush at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of their collection week. The City requests that residents not place brush at the curb more than two (2) weeks before their scheduled collection date.
NOTICE: The size of your brush pile must be no larger than 4 feet high x 4 feet wide x 10 feet long (4' x 4' x 10'). See Monona Yard Waste Collection Page for more information.

Yard Waste (not brush) can be brought to the Monona Public Works garage, 851 Femrite Drive (entrance on Edna Taylor Parkway) throughout the summer.

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Allen Rieland, 1308 Nishishin Trail or allen@rieland.org


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