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.