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Encyclopedia > Lake Mendota
Lake Mendota
Location Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°06′N 89°25′WCoordinates: 43°06′N 89°25′W
Basin countries United States
Surface area 9740 acres (39 km²)
Max depth 83 ft (25 m)
Shore length1 21.6 mi (34 km)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Mendota is the northernmost and largest of the four lakes near Madison, Wisconsin. The shorelines of Lakes Mendota and Monona define the isthmus upon which Madison was built; the lakes are connected by the Yahara River. The Wisconsin State Capitol building and much of the state government is located in this narrow stretch of land. The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus is situated along the southern shore of Lake Mendota. Lake Mendota Madison, WI Source: Image taken by Dori License: Dual GFDL and CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (blue outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (green lines) of a contiguous area. ... (Redirected from 1 E8 m2) To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Blowdown Lake in the mountains near Pemberton, British Columbia A lake (from Latin lacus) is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... Lake Monona is a lake surrounded on three sides by the city of Madison, Wisconsin and on the south side by the city of Monona, Wisconsin. ... The Isthmus of Panama connects North and South America. ... The Yahara River is a tributary of the Rock River, about 45 mi (70 km) long, in southern Wisconsin in the United States. ... The Wisconsin State Capitol, in Madison, Wisconsin, houses both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature along with the state Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor. ... “University of Wisconsin” redirects here. ...


Much of the shore of Lake Mendota is lined with expensive luxury homes and condominiums. Those homeowners are taxed quite heavily for the opportunity to live there. Even the smallest home or condominium costs a great deal of money, versus homes of the same size just across the street. Along with houses and condominiums, the banks of Lake Mendota include government protected natural areas and parks, as well as University housing, the UW Student Union and a handful of hotels and restaurants. Summers bring boaters out in force - especially on the weekends - though Lake Mendota is rarely crowded. There are several boat launching sites to choose from, for non-residents to gain access to the water. There are also two major marinas serving the lake. On a typical summer day, people will enjoy various sorts of watersports; including fishing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, canoeing, wind-surfing, kayaking, sailing, and more. During the winter, many people still utilize Lake Mendota. The cold weather usually freezes the lake by late December, resulting in many sports enthusiasts ice-boating, ice-skating, ice-fishing, cross country skiing, playing ice hockey, and participating in many of the newer "extreme" sports. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Memorial Union, also known as the Union or the Terrace, is located on the shore of Lake Mendota on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to order, to be consumed on the premises. ... // Boating, the leisurely activity of traveling by boat typically refers to the recreational use of boats whether power boats, sail boats, or yachts (large vessels), focused on the travel itself, as well as sports activities, such as fishing or waterskiing. ... A small marina at Brixham, Devon, England. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... // Water skiing began in 1922 when Ralph Samuelson strapped two boards to his feet and rigged a clothesline up to his boat on Lake Pepin in Lake City, Minnesota. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tubing refers to a flexible hose or pipe used in plumbing, irrigation, and other industries. ... Canoeing is the recreational or sporting activity of paddling a canoe or kayak. ... Windsurfing in Essex, England Windsurfing (also called boardsailing) is a sport involving travel over water on a small 2-4. ... Sea Kayaking at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... For either of the songs named Sailing, see Sailing (song). ... Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is traveling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without the boots, tied to regular footwear). ... Ice fishing in the Finnish Miljoonapilkki fishing competition. ... Cross-country skiing (aka XC skiing) is an adventure and fitness activity as well as a competitive winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily in Europe and Canada. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...

  • Average freeze date December 20

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Lake Mendota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (83 words)
Lake Mendota is the northernmost and largest of the four lakes in Madison, Wisconsin.
Mendota and Lake Monona form the isthmus on which Madison sits.
The University of Wisconsin campus is situated along the southern shore of Lake Mendota.
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