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Public Perceptions of Lake Mendota Water Quality in Madison, Wisconsin
Public perception is an important part of human geography and affects how citizens approach environmental issues. We researched differences in public perception of water quality on Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin. ...
Past, Present and Future Development of James Madison Park
This case study examines the redevelopment process of James Madison Park by asking two questions: (1) How has James Madison Park changed through time and why? and (2) What populations are best served and not served by ...
Lake Mendota: Tracking Nonpoint Phosphorus and Nitrogen Loading
The research question focuses on the connection of land use and nonpoint nutrient loading, Phosphorus and Nitrogen, through testing water samples at Lake Mendota’s four river inputs. This project aims to trace the cause ...
From Farm to Lake: Modeling Phosphorus Sources in the Lake Mendota Watershed
Lake Mendota is a culturally eutrophicated water system that is susceptible to phosphorus runoff, particularly from nonpoint agricultural areas. We have performed a surface analysis of the lake’s watershed using the Soil ...
Lowering the Lakes: the Environmental, Economic and Recreational Impacts of Returning Lake Mendota to Historical Levels
After extensive flooding in the Madison, Wisconsin area in August 2018, there have been calls by the public to permanently lower the largest body of water in the region, Lake Mendota, which has been artificially raised ...
Visualizing Ice Quality on Lake Mendota
We examined the quality of ice health on Lake Mendota because of the lack of an easy-to-understand resource visualizing how climate change will impact the local culture and lake ecology in Madison. We assessed ice duration ...