Northern Counties Experience the Storm of the Century

Storms are sometimes defined by their likelihood of occurring. For example, a “100-year storm” has a 1% chance of occurring in any given year. So what does a 500-1000 year storm look like? On July 11th, the northern counties of Wisconsin experienced what some people are calling just that. On the night of July 11th, rain began falling in northwest Wisconsin …

Unique buffer program protects Dane County watersheds

By: Scott Hennelly – June 1, 2016 Lake Mendota is widely recognized as the most studied lake in North America, but most people ask just one simple question—”Why is it dirty?”. ‘Dirty’ usually refers to the algae, which blooms excessively in the spring and summer and causes water to smell and become toxic. But while the algae problem is seen …