Lake Mendota Buoy

The Lake Mendota buoy project is a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Limnology, Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) and Environmental Engineering. The buoy measurements provide researchers valuable information to better understand the biological process governing the health of the lake and the impact of human activity on water quality. The buoy is located approximately 1.5 km North East of Picnic Point. The buoy measures both atmospheric and lake properties including:

  • Wind Direction and Speed
  • Air Temperature
  • Dew Point/Relative Humidity
  • Vertical Profile of Water Temperature
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Chlorophyll
  • Phycocyanin.
This site provides public access to the current lake conditions.

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