About the Yahara lakes

Understanding our five lakes

The 62-mile long Yahara River connects lakes Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Waubesa, and Kegonsa in a chain that winds through south-central Wisconsin. Learn more about each lake, and follow the links to lake-by-lake pages with annual updates on water quality conditions.

Lake by Lake introduction

Read more about each of our Yahara lakes.

Lake Mendota

Lake Mendota is the first and largest lake in the Yahara chain – learn more about Lake Mendota.

Lake Monona

Lake Monona is the second lake in the Yahara chain – learn more about Lake Monona.

Lake Wingra

Lake Wingra is the smallest Yahara lake, connected to Lake Monona via Wingra Creek – learn more about Lake Wingra.

Lake Waubesa

Lake Waubesa is third lake in the Yahara chain – learn more about Lake Waubesa.

Lake Kegonsa

Lake Kegonsa is the fourth lake in the Yahara chain – learn more about Lake Kegonsa.

 

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