Lake Mendota

Lake Mendota

General Statistics:
Lake Surface Area: 9,842 ac
Max. Depth: 82'
Historic High: 852.74' (on June 6, 2000)
More Information (UW Center for Limnology)

Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Document 3-SD-77-808, 1979*

The document contains information on water levels and flow that will be established and adhered to as closely as possible by reasonable and proper operation of the Tenney Park Dam. Summer is defined as the period between the first spring runoff occurring after March 1 and October 30. Water levels are given as feet above mean sea level datum.

Summer Minimum Water Level: 849.6'
Summer Maximum Water Level: 850.1'
Winter Minimum Water Level: 848.2'

Additional requirement: maintain a 4.9' difference with Lake Monona.

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