As the weather begins to get warmer, the UW Lifesaving Station is reminding people of the lake’s potential dangers and encouraging all of those enjoying the water to use caution.
As Wayne Valliere prepared to launch a traditional birchbark canoe into the choppy waters of Lake Mendota on Thursday, Nov. 21, members of the crowd scanned the horizon. The fog on the lake hid the modern water tower, houses and power lines on the far shore.
The question is simple: can a lake be cleansed of a pernicious invader by simply raising the water temperature?
Madison wouldn’t be Madison without its five nearby lakes that offer an abundance of choices — from quiet locations for contemplation to vast playgrounds during…