Lake Surface Area: 3,274 ac
Max. Depth: 64'
Historic High: 847.86' (on June 16, 2008)
Previous High: 847.48' (on June 15, 2000)
More Information (UW Center for Limnology)
Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Document 3-SD-77-819, 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 Babcock Park Lock and 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: 844.7'
Summer Maximum Water Level: 845.2'
Winter Minimum Water Level: 842.2'
Additional requirement: maintain a 4.9' difference with Lake Mendota
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Adobe's web site.
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