Latest Lake Mendota Stories
Cherokee Marsh, it's called, this sunken enclave surrounded by cattails and bulrushes. The marsh is a mere dot on a map of the state of Wisconsin, but its importance reaches far beyond the wetland's edge.
By The Wisconsin State Journal Aug. 5--Why does Madison need a municipal swimming pool when it has so many lakes? Critics of a city pool were fond of asking that question over the last half century.
By Sisi Chen, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 12--High lake levels are making it harder for Madison's storm sewers to keep streets clear, although city engineers say major street flooding is unlikely.
By Ryan Hebel, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 11--In a college town like Madison, the final school bell seems to echo in a blaring cacophony for three long months.
By Ron Seely, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 6--The Madison lakes appeared to be gleaming over the Fourth of July weekend, beckoning beneath a mostly blue sky and home again to anglers, skiers, boaters and even swimmers on some beaches.