USGS

Lake Studies

  • Project Team
    • Dale M. Robertson, Research Hydrologist (Team Leader, Limnology)
    • Paul F. Juckem, Groundwater Scientist
    • Ben Siebers, Hydrologic Technician
    • Eric Dantoin, Hydrologic Technician
    • S. Bridgett Manteufel, Hydrologist
    • Daniel L. Olson, Hydrologic Technician
    • William J. Rose, Emeritus Scientist
    • Herbert S. Garn, Emeritus Scientist
    • Gerald Goddard, Emeritus Scientist

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Lake Studies

Lake Studies team leader discusses work with Whitefish Lake residents

Lake Studies team member Bill Rose (right) discusses ongoing work with Whitefish Lake, Wisconsin, area residents. The USGS will provide data to inform lake area management plans.

The Lake Studies Team in the USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center has expertise in hydrologic data-collection in lake settings, water and nutrient budget development, source-loading analysis, and lake water-quality modeling. The Lakes Team is involved in projects of local, regional, and national interest, with a large number of cooperators.

The Team provides the scientifically based information needed to:

  • describe current and historical characteristics and trophic condition of lakes,
  • identify and understand lake water-quality problems,
  • provide an understanding of in-lake processes and watershed inputs, and
  • determine the effective management actions to protect or restore lakes.

 

Fact Sheet 063-03

Wisconsin lakes are a natural treasure! Read the USGS Fact Sheet "Why Study Lakes?" FS 063-03.

Why study lakes?

Limnology (the study of lakes and other freshwater systems) is the science that can provide improved understanding of lake ecosystem dynamics and information that can lead to sound management policies. As more studies are conducted on a variety of lake systems, the accumulated information leads to the development of general concepts about how lakes function and respond to environmental changes.

The condition of a lake at a given time is the result of the interaction of many factors—its watershed, climate, geology, human influence, and characteristics of the lake itself. With constantly expanding databases and increased knowledge, limnologists and hydrologists are able to better understand problems that develop in particular lakes, and further develop comprehensive models that can be used to predict how lakes might change in the future.

While the development of a limnological database and knowledge is important, no amount of generalization can provide a full understanding or predict conditions of any particular lake. Each lake system is unique, and its dynamics can be understood only to a limited degree based on information from other lakes. Just as a physician would not diagnose an individual’s medical condition or prescribe treatment without a personal medical examination, a limnologist or hydrologist cannot accurately assess a lake system or suggest a management strategy without data and analysis from that particular lake and its environment.

Lake Data

 
Open File Report 2012-1238 cover image

 

Specific areas of expertise in lake studies

Monitoring

The Lake Studies team monitors lakes to define their current water quality and trophic status. Lake stage and tributary inflows are monitored to assist in developing water and nutrient budgets. Inflowing streams are monitored by traditional techniques or with acoustic Doppler velocity meters in backwater situations commonly encountered at the mouths of tributaries to lakes. Water-quality sampling in streams is often conducted with automated water samplers. Water-quality problems identified in monitoring projects may provide the basis for proceeding with lake-rehabilitation efforts or a diagnostic study.

Ground-water interactions

More than 50 Wisconsin lakes have been studied by the USGS. See the complete list of all Wisconsin lakes the USGS has studied at:

 

Ground water can be an important component of lake budgets and must be quantified in order to compile water and nutrient budgets. The Lake Studies team employs ground-water monitoring and modeling where needed to better understand the hydrologic system and a lake’s interaction with ground water.

Water and Nutrient Budgets

Accurate water and nutrient budgets are needed to identify nutrient sources or causes of water-quality problems in lakes and are necessary for modeling the response in lake water quality to potential changes in nutrient loading. The team is experienced in computing detailed water and nutrient budgets, which account for all major and most minor components of the budgets. Better knowledge of nutrient sources allows planners to focus remediation efforts on those sources where loading reduction will most benefit lake water quality.

Modeling

Many lakes experience multiple water-quality problems and are in need of rehabilitation measures, or the evaluation of measures already implemented. Lake models are useful in understanding specific processes and estimating how a lake will respond to management actions without the costs of implementing the actions. The Lake Studies Team is experienced in employing eutrophication models such as those contained in the Wisconsin Lake Modeling Suite (WiLMS) and BATHTUB to assess changes in water quality in response to changes in nutrient loading. The Lake Studies Team is also experienced in applying process-driven watershed, hydrodynamic, and water-quality models to provide a better understanding of the physical and water-quality dynamics, oxygen distribution, productivity in lakes, and mixing associated with lake aeration.

Learn more about lake modeling >

 

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CROIX RIVER AT ST. 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Flow=16cfs,Stage=2.91ft,2014-12-21 15:30,10-24,DES PLAINES RIVER AT RUSSELL, IL 05430150: Flow=83cfs,Stage=4.93ft,2014-12-21 15:00,10-24,BADFISH CREEK NEAR COOKSVILLE, WI 05548280: Flow=100cfs,Stage=3.98ft,2014-12-21 16:00,25-75,NIPPERSINK CREEK NEAR SPRING GROVE, IL 05544200: Flow=41cfs,Stage=2.40ft,2014-12-21 15:30,25-75,MUKWONAGO RIVER AT MUKWONAGO, WI 05543830: Flow=60cfs,Stage=2.93ft,2014-12-21 15:15,25-75,FOX RIVER AT WAUKESHA, WI 05437500: Flow=3820cfs,Stage=3.45ft,2014-12-21 15:30,25-75,ROCK RIVER AT ROCKTON, IL 05429500: Flow=201cfs,Stage=4.09ft,2014-12-21 15:15,25-75,YAHARA RIVER AT MC FARLAND, WI 05427965: Flow=0.10cfs,Stage=0.41ft,2014-12-21 13:00,25-75,SPRING HARBOR STORM SEWER AT MADISON, WI 05427948: Flow=2.2cfs,Stage=3.36ft,2014-12-21 15:00,25-75,PHEASANT BRANCH AT MIDDLETON, WI 05426250: Flow=63cfs,Stage=1.98ft,2014-12-21 15:15,25-75,BARK RIVER NEAR ROME, WI 05423500: Flow=18cfs,Stage=2.26ft,Floodstage=6ft,2014-12-21 15:30,25-75,SOUTH BRANCH ROCK RIVER AT WAUPUN, WI 05414820: Flow=19cfs,Stage=4.72ft,2014-12-21 15:15,25-75,SINSINAWA RIVER NEAR MENOMINEE, IL 05410490: Flow=479cfs,Stage=6.52ft,Floodstage=12ft,2014-12-21 15:45,25-75,KICKAPOO RIVER AT STEUBEN, WI 05406500: Flow=37cfs,Stage=1.87ft,2014-12-21 15:00,25-75,BLACK EARTH CREEK AT BLACK EARTH, WI 05356000: Flow=756cfs,Stage=5.21ft,2014-12-21 15:30,25-75,CHIPPEWA RIVER AT BISHOPS BRIDGE NEAR WINTER, WI 04087233: Flow=8.5cfs,Stage=2.90ft,2014-12-21 15:30,25-75,ROOT RIVER CANAL NEAR FRANKLIN, WI 04087204: Flow=5.6cfs,Stage=2.36ft,2014-12-21 15:15,25-75,OAK CREEK AT SOUTH MILWAUKEE, WI 04087088: Flow=5.1cfs,Stage=3.08ft,2014-12-21 15:00,25-75,UNDERWOOD CREEK AT WAUWATOSA, WI 04063500: Flow=1560cfs,Stage=15.13ft,2014-12-21 15:30,25-75,MENOMINEE RIVER AT TWIN FALLS NEAR IRON MT, MI 04063000: Flow=1210cfs,Stage=3.77ft,Floodstage=9ft,2014-12-21 16:00,25-75,MENOMINEE RIVER NEAR FLORENCE, WI 464646092052900: Stage=602.98ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,SUPERIOR BAY DULUTH SHIP CANAL AT DULUTH, MN 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WI 433615088202501: Flow=0.000000cfs,Stage=-0.006ft,2014-12-21 13:00,Not ranked,SCF W BR MILWAUKEE RIVER WATERWAY 3 NR ASHFORD, WI 431250089282901: Flow=0.000000cfs,Stage=-0.010ft,2014-12-17 17:00,Not ranked,DANE COUNTY MRBI WATERWAY NUMBER 1 NR WAUNAKEE, WI 431212089314801: 2014-10-30 16:00,Not ranked,DANE CO MRBI WATERWAY 2 NR SPRINGFIELD CORNERS, WI 431208089314901: Stage=0.164ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,DANE CO. MRBI TILE NO. 1 NR SPRINGFIELD CORNERS,WI 430649089181232: Stage=-0.02ft,2014-12-21 09:00,Not ranked,PERMEABLE PAVEMENT CELL 3 OVERFLOW @ MADISON, WI 430649089181231: Stage=0.00ft,2014-12-21 09:00,Not ranked,PERMEABLE PAVEMENT CELL 3 DRAIN TILE @ MADISON, WI 430649089181222: Stage=-0.01ft,2014-12-21 09:00,Not ranked,PERMEABLE PAVEMENT CELL 2 OVERFLOW @ MADISON, WI 430649089181221: Stage=0.00ft,2014-12-21 09:00,Not ranked,PERMEABLE PAVEMENT CELL 2 DRAIN TILE @ MADISON, WI 430649089181212: Stage=-0.02ft,2014-12-21 09:00,Not ranked,PERMEABLE PAVEMENT CELL 1 OVERFLOW @ MADISON, WI 430649089181211: Flow=0.00cfs,Stage=-0.02ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,PERMEABLE PAVEMENT CELL 1 DRAIN TILE AT MADISON,WI 430649089181200: Flow=0.00cfs,Stage=-0.04ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,PERMEABLE PAVEMENT INFLUENT AT MADISON, WI 430532089315602: Stage=0.065ft,2014-12-21 15:01,Not ranked,BIO CELL SS-OUTLET-AT USGS OFFICE AT MIDDLETON, WI 430532089315601: Stage=-0.051ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,BIO CELL SS-INLET-AT USGS OFFICE AT MIDDLETON, WI 430428089325701: 2012-06-24 23:00,Not ranked,WEST OLD SAUK ROAD STORM SEWER AT MADISON, WI 430402089282000: Not ranked,Seasonal site,SOUTH KENOSHA DRIVE STORM SEWER AT MADISON, WI 430402089183501: Stage=-1.32ft,2014-12-21 15:02,Not ranked,US HWY 51 WISDOT GRASS SWALES DOWNSTRM MADISON, WI 430401089304501: 2014-11-12 09:15,Not ranked,GRAY FOX TRAIL STORM SEWER AT MADISON, WI 430358089281901: 2014-11-12 09:15,Not ranked,SOUTH KENOSHA DRIVE (EAST) STORM SEWR @ MADISON,WI 430356089293601: 2014-11-11 20:00,Not ranked,SOUTH YELLOWSTONE DRIVE STORM SEWER AT MADISON, WI 430356089183502: Stage=-1.42ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,US HWY 51 WISDOT GRASS SWALES MIDDLE MADISON, WI 430302089224101: Flow=0.00cfs,2012-08-15 23:45,Not ranked,JOHN NOLEN DRIVE STORM SEWER AT MADISON, WI 425715089164700: Stage=2.50ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,LAKE KEGONSA AT BARBER DRIVE NEAR STOUGHTON, WI 424848088083100: Stage=7.70ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,WIND LAKE AT OUTLET AT WIND LAKE, WI 424008089050201: Flow=0.000600cfs,Stage=0.007ft,2014-12-20 08:00,Not ranked,DISCOVERY FARMS CORE WATERWAY 5 NR JANESVILLE, WI 423954089071501: Flow=0.007800cfs,Stage=0.03ft,2014-12-17 20:00,Not ranked,DISCOVERY FARMS CORE WATERWAY 1 NR JANESVILLE, WI 423525088260400: Stage=2.42ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,GENEVA LAKE AT LAKE GENEVA, WI 055451345: Flow=7.0cfs,Stage=8.37ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,WHITE RIVER AT CENTER STREET AT LAKE GENEVA, WI 054279465: Flow=1.0cfs,Stage=2.13ft,2014-12-21 13:00,Not ranked,S FORK PHEASANT BRANCH @ DEMING WAY @ MIDDLETON,WI 053813595: Stage=37.73ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Floodstage=47ft,Not ranked,Ice affected,BLACK RIVER DS ST HWY 54 AT BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI 053674967: Flow=17cfs,Stage=4.17ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,TROUT CREEK AT TENTH STREET NEAR BLOOMER, WI 053416972: Flow=71cfs,Stage=4.10ft,2014-11-30 17:00,Not ranked,WILLOW RIVER @ COUNTY TRUNK HIGHWAY T AT JEWETT,WI 053416966: Stage=3.28ft,2014-12-21 13:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,DRY RUN AT 190TH STREET NEAR JEWETT, WI 040871488: Flow=2.4cfs,Stage=10.92ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,WILSON PARK CK @ ST. LUKES HOSPITAL @ MILWAUKEE,WI 040871476: Flow=0.00cfs,Stage=0.10ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,HOLMES AVE CRK TRIB @ GMIA OUTFALL #1 AT MILWAUKEE 040871475: Flow=0.55cfs,Stage=10.83ft,2014-12-21 15:20,Not ranked,WILSON PARK CREEK @ GMIA OUTFALL #7 @ MILWAUKEE,WI 040871473: Flow=0.16cfs,Stage=10.64ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,WILSON PARK CREEK AT GMIA INFALL AT MILWAUKEE, WI 040869416: Stage=3.54ft,2014-12-21 11:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,LINCOLN CREEK @ SHERMAN BOULEVARD AT MILWAUKEE, WI 040857005: Stage=4.44ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,OTTER CREEK AT WILLOW ROAD NEAR PLYMOUTH, WI 040854592: Stage=3.92ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,FISHER CREEK AT HOWARDS GROVE, WI 040851385: Flow=4100cfs,Stage=579.59ft,2014-12-21 15:20,Not ranked,FOX RIVER AT OIL TANK DEPOT AT GREEN BAY, WI 040851325: Stage=2.52ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,BAIRD CREEK AT SUPERIOR ROAD AT GREEN BAY, WI 040734605: Flow=26cfs,Stage=6.04ft,2014-12-21 13:00,Not ranked,GREEN LAKE SW INLET @ CT HIGHWY K NR GREEN LAKE,WI 040263491: Flow=68cfs,Stage=6.97ft,2014-12-21 13:00,Not ranked,NORTH FISH CREEK NEAR MOQUAH, WI 040263205: Flow=19cfs,Stage=1.38ft,2014-12-21 15:45,Not ranked,WHITTLESEY CREEK NEAR ASHLAND, WI 05548170: Flow=17cfs,2013-10-01 00:00,Not ranked,NORTH BRANCH NIPPERSINK CREEK AT GENOA CITY, WI 05548000: Stage=2.46ft,2014-12-21 15:30,Not ranked,NIPPERSINK LAKE AT FOX LAKE, IL 05547500: Stage=2.49ft,2014-12-21 15:30,Not ranked,FOX LAKE NEAR LAKE VILLA, IL 05547000: Stage=2.60ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,CHANNEL LAKE NEAR ANTIOCH, IL 05545750: Stage=6.09ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Floodstage=11ft,Not ranked,Ice affected,FOX RIVER NEAR NEW MUNSTER, WI 05544475: Stage=1.46ft,Floodstage=6ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,FOX RIVER AT ROCHESTER, WI 05544385: Stage=11.85ft,2014-12-21 15:45,Not ranked,MUSKEGO (BIG MUSKEGO) LAKE OUTLET NR WIND LAKE, WI 05527950: Flow=17cfs,Stage=6.54ft,2014-12-21 15:45,Not ranked,MILL CREEK AT OLD MILL CREEK, IL 05527910: Flow=9.8cfs,Stage=17.03ft,2014-12-21 15:45,Not ranked,NORTH MILL CREEK NEAR MILBURN, IL 05527905: Flow=2.3cfs,Stage=11.38ft,2014-12-21 15:45,Not ranked,HASTINGS CREEK NEAR LINDENHURST, IL 05527900: Not ranked,Temporarily unavailable,NORTH MILL CREEK AT HICKORY CORNERS, IL 05438283: Flow=1.4cfs,Stage=4.79ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,PISCASAW CREEK NEAR WALWORTH, WI 05437050: Flow=1540cfs,Stage=5.33ft,2014-12-21 16:00,Not ranked,PECATONICA RIVER NR SHIRLAND, ILL 05436500: Stage=1.36ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,SUGAR RIVER NEAR BRODHEAD, WI 05435950: Stage=3.07ft,2014-12-21 13:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,SUGAR RIVER NEAR VERONA, WI 05435943: Flow=11cfs,Stage=4.35ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,BADGER MILL CREEK AT VERONA, WI 05434500: Stage=5.30ft,2014-12-21 15:45:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,PECATONICA RIVER AT MARTINTOWN, WI 05433000: Stage=4.36ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,EAST BRANCH PECATONICA RIVER NR BLANCHARDVILLE, WI 05432927: Flow=7.1cfs,Stage=9.90ft,2014-12-21 13:00,Not ranked,PLEASANT VALLEY CREEK @ CTH H NR BLANCHARDVILLE,WI 05432695: Flow=6.6cfs,Stage=7.50ft,2014-12-21 13:00,Not ranked,RIDGEWAY BRANCH NEAR HOLLANDALE, WI 05432500: Stage=2.21ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,PECATONICA RIVER AT DARLINGTON, WI 05431486: Stage=3.72ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,TURTLE CREEK AT CARVERS ROCK ROAD NEAR CLINTON, WI 05431016: Flow=1.6cfs,Stage=8.36ft,2014-12-21 13:00,Not ranked,JACKSON CREEK AT MOUND ROAD NEAR ELKHORN, WI 05430500: Stage=4.73ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,ROCK RIVER AT AFTON, WI 05430175: Stage=4.49ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,YAHARA RIVER NEAR FULTON, WI 05429700: Flow=301cfs,Stage=6.31ft,2014-12-21 15:10,Not ranked,YAHARA RIVER @ FORTON STREET BRIDGE @ STOUGHTON,WI 05429485: Stage=4.13ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,LAKE WAUBESA AT MC FARLAND, WI 05429000: Stage=4.35ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,LAKE MONONA AT MADISON, WI 05428500: Flow=122cfs,Stage=4.49ft,2014-12-21 15:25,Not ranked,YAHARA RIVER AT EAST MAIN STREET AT MADISON, WI 05428000: Stage=8.55ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,LAKE MENDOTA AT MADISON, WI 05427943: Flow=1.4cfs,Stage=2.84ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,PHEASANT BRANCH AT AIRPORT ROAD NEAR MIDDLETON, WI 05427930: Flow=4.5cfs,Stage=9.72ft,2014-12-21 13:05,Not ranked,DORN (SPRING) CREEK AT CT HIGHWAY M NR WAUNAKEE,WI 05427927: Flow=3.7cfs,Stage=2.24ft,2014-12-21 13:15,Not ranked,DORN (SPRING) CREEK @ CT HIGHWAY Q NR WAUNAKEE, WI 05427910: Flow=3.3cfs,Stage=9.07ft,2014-12-21 13:05,Not ranked,SIXMILE CREEK @ COUNTY TRNK HGHWY M NR WAUNAKEE,WI 05427880: Stage=2.19ft,2014-12-21 13:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,SIXMILE CREEK AT STATE HIGHWAY 19 NEAR WAUNAKEE,WI 05427850: Flow=51cfs,Stage=8.69ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,YAHARA RIVER AT STATE HIGHWAY 113 AT MADISON, WI 05427718: Flow=18cfs,Stage=0.89ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,YAHARA RIVER AT WINDSOR, WI 05427530: Flow=256cfs,Stage=2.88ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,ROCK RIVER AT NEWVILLE, WI 05427235: Stage=6.54ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,LAKE KOSHKONONG NEAR NEWVILLE, WI 05427085: Stage=12.11ft,2014-12-20 02:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,ROCK RIVER AT ROBERT STREET AT FORT ATKINSON, WI 05426380: Flow=1.6cfs,Stage=0.72ft,2014-12-21 15:30,Not ranked,PARADISE SPRINGS CREEK NEAR EAGLE, WI 05426350: Flow=2.5cfs,Stage=0.28ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,SCUPPERNONG RIVER UPSTREAM OF MARL PIT NR EAGLE,WI 05426067: Flow=17cfs,Stage=12.44ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,BARK RIVER AT NAGAWICKA ROAD AT DELAFIELD, WI 05426060: Stage=3.02ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,BARK RIVER AT COUNTY TRUNK HIGHWAY K NR MERTON, WI 05425912: Flow=84cfs,Stage=839.76ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,BEAVERDAM RIVER AT BEAVER DAM, WI 05424057: Flow=241cfs,Stage=7.12ft,2014-12-21 15:10,Not ranked,ROCK RIVER AT HORICON, WI 05414000: Stage=3.26ft,2014-12-21 15:30:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,PLATTE RIVER NEAR ROCKVILLE, WI 05413500: Stage=4.84ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,GRANT RIVER AT BURTON, WI 05411500: Stage=12.73ft,2014-12-21 15:45,Not ranked,Mississippi River at Clayton, IA 05408480: Flow=1.2cfs,Stage=2.64ft,2014-12-19 13:00,Not ranked,W FORK KICKAPOO R AT PEACEFUL VALLEY RD NR CASHTON 05408476: Flow=0.00cfs,Stage=-0.010ft,2014-12-21 13:00,Not ranked,WEST FORK KICKAPOO RIVER @ OGDEN AVE AT CASHTON,WI 05408000: Stage=2.92ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Floodstage=15ft,Not ranked,Ice affected,KICKAPOO RIVER AT LA FARGE, WI 05407470: Stage=8.47ft,2014-12-21 15:30:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,KICKAPOO RIVER AT STATE HIGHWAY 33 AT ONTARIO, WI 05406479: Stage=2.75ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Rating being developed or revised,BLACK EARTH CK NR TREATMENT PLNT @ CROSS PLAINS,WI 05406469: Flow=1.3cfs,Stage=2.14ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,BREWERY CREEK-UPSTREAM SITE-AT CROSS PLAINS, WI 05406457: Flow=12cfs,Stage=1.97ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,BLACK EARTH CREEK NR BREWERY RD AT CROSS PLAINS,WI 05404500: Stage=6.91ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,DEVILS LAKE NEAR BARABOO, WI 05404000: Stage=7.09ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,WISCONSIN RIVER NEAR WISCONSIN DELLS, WI 05403000: Flow=1610cfs,Stage=12.95ft,2014-12-21 15:30,Not ranked,YELLOW RIVER AT NECEDAH, WI 05402000: Stage=3.99ft,2014-12-21 15:30:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,YELLOW RIVER AT BABCOCK, WI 05400625: Stage=3.23ft,2014-12-21 12:45:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,LITTLE PLOVER RIVER NEAR PLOVER, WI 05399500: Stage=4.01ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,BIG EAU PLEINE RIVER AT STRATFORD, WI 05397500: Stage=3.10ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,EAU CLAIRE RIVER AT KELLY, WI 05396000: Stage=3.55ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,BIG RIB RIVER AT RIB FALLS, WI 05394500: Stage=2.78ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,PRAIRIE RIVER NEAR MERRILL, WI 05393500: Stage=2.63ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,SPIRIT RIVER AT SPIRIT FALLS, WI 05390685: Flow=8.2cfs,Stage=11.19ft,2014-12-21 15:30,Not ranked,MUSKELLUNGE CREEK NEAR ST. GERMAIN, WI 05390500: Stage=90.31ft,2014-12-21 15:30,Not ranked,ANVIL LAKE NEAR EAGLE RIVER, WI 05389500: Flow=21700cfs,2013-10-30 00:00,Stage=8.97ft,2014-12-21 15:45:00,Floodstage=16ft,Not ranked,Mississippi River at McGregor, IA 05389400: Flow=16cfs,Stage=4.15ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,Bloody Run Creek near Marquette, IA 05389000: Stage=4.85ft,2014-12-21 15:45:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,Yellow River near Ion, IA 05386400: Stage=31.19ft,2014-12-21 15:45,Not ranked,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT BROWNSVILLE, MN 05383075: Flow=348cfs,Stage=2.64ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,LA CROSSE RIVER NEAR LA CROSSE, WI 05382325: Flow=155cfs,Stage=3.43ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,LA CROSSE RIVER AT SPARTA, WI 05382284: Stage=5.61ft,2014-12-21 14:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,SILVER CREEK AT STATE HIGHWAY 21 NEAR ANGELO, WI 05382267: Flow=64cfs,Stage=6.35ft,2014-12-21 10:45,Not ranked,LA CROSSE RIVER @ CNTY TRUNK HIGHWY BB NR TOMAH,WI 05382257: Flow=1.8cfs,Stage=1.74ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,STILLWELL CREEK AT YARD ROAD NEAR TOMAH, WI 05382255: Flow=1.4cfs,Stage=2.38ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,STILLWELL CREEK AT SIXTEENTH COURT NEAR TOMAH, WI 05382000: Stage=6.09ft,2014-12-21 15:45:00,Floodstage=12ft,Not ranked,Ice affected,BLACK RIVER NEAR GALESVILLE, WI 05381000: Stage=4.94ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,BLACK RIVER AT NEILLSVILLE, WI 05379500: Stage=5.15ft,2014-12-21 15:45:00,Floodstage=9ft,Not ranked,Ice affected,TREMPEALEAU RIVER AT DODGE, WI 05379400: Stage=3.21ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,TREMPEALEAU RIVER AT ARCADIA, WI 05378500: Stage=5.78ft,Floodstage=13ft,2014-12-21 15:45,Not ranked,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT WINONA, MN 05369500: Stage=5.59ft,2014-12-21 15:45:00,Floodstage=13ft,Not ranked,Ice affected,CHIPPEWA RIVER AT DURAND, WI 05368000: Stage=4.14ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,HAY RIVER AT WHEELER, WI 05367500: Stage=3.28ft,2014-12-21 13:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,RED CEDAR RIVER NEAR COLFAX, WI 05365550: Flow=6320cfs,Stage=7.46ft,2014-12-21 15:30,Not ranked,CHIPPEWA RIVER BELOW DELLS DAM AT EAU CLAIRE, WI 05362000: Stage=5.19ft,2014-12-21 15:30:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,JUMP RIVER AT SHELDON, WI 05357335: Stage=4.93ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,BEAR RIVER NEAR MANITOWISH WATERS, WI 05357245: Flow=49cfs,Stage=1.39ft,2014-12-21 12:00,Not ranked,TROUT RIVER AT TROUT LAKE NEAR BOULDER JUNCTION,WI 05357230: Flow=3.6cfs,Stage=7.94ft,2014-12-21 11:30,Not ranked,NORTH CREEK AT TROUT LAKE NEAR BOULDER JUNCTION,WI 05357225: Flow=4.9cfs,Stage=8.03ft,2014-12-21 11:15,Not ranked,STEVENSON CREEK @ CT HWY M NR BOULDER JUNCTION, WI 05357215: Flow=14cfs,Stage=1.52ft,2014-12-21 11:15,Not ranked,ALLEQUASH CREEK @ CT HWY M NR BOULDER JUNCTION, WI 05357206: Flow=4.3cfs,Stage=0.54ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,ALLEQUASH CREEK SITE NO. 3 NR BOULDER JUNCTION, WI 05356500: Stage=4.18ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,CHIPPEWA RIVER NEAR BRUCE, WI 05344500: Stage=25.53ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,Very low value,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT PRESCOTT, WI 05344490: Stage=25.57ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Rating being developed or revised,ST. CROIX RIVER AT PRESCOTT, WI 05342000: Flow=124cfs,Stage=10.55ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,KINNICKINNIC RIVER NEAR RIVER FALLS, WI 05341752: Flow=152cfs,Stage=3.96ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,WILLOW RIVER @ WILLOW R STATE PARK NR BURKHARDT,WI 05341694: Flow=11cfs,Stage=4.42ft,2014-11-30 13:00,Not ranked,SOUTH FORK WILLOW RIVER AT US HWY 63 NEAR CYLON,WI 05341687: Flow=32cfs,Stage=5.03ft,2014-11-30 13:00,Not ranked,WILLOW RIVER AT STATE HIGHWAY 46 NEAR DEER PARK,WI 05333500: Stage=2.72ft,2014-12-21 15:45:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,ST. CROIX RIVER NEAR DANBURY, WI 05331833: Stage=2.02ft,2014-12-21 15:30:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,NAMEKAGON RIVER AT LEONARDS, WI 04087257: Stage=1.84ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,PIKE RIVER NEAR RACINE, WI 04087240: Stage=2.52ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,ROOT RIVER AT RACINE, WI 04087220: Stage=2.42ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,ROOT RIVER NEAR FRANKLIN, WI 04087214: Flow=0.85cfs,Stage=10.55ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,ROOT RIVER AT GRANGE AVENUE AT GREENFIELD, WI 04087170: Stage=8.65ft,2014-12-21 13:05,Not ranked,MILWAUKEE RIVER AT MOUTH AT MILWAUKEE, WI 04087142: Flow=77cfs,Stage=13.37ft,2014-12-21 15:10,Not ranked,MENOMONEE RIVER AT 16TH STREET AT MILWAUKEE, WI 04087120: Stage=1.64ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,MENOMONEE RIVER AT WAUWATOSA, WI 04087119: Flow=1.2cfs,Stage=10.04ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,HONEY CREEK AT WAUWATOSA, WI 04087070: Stage=4.09ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,LITTLE MENOMONEE RIVER AT MILWAUKEE, WI 04087050: Flow=1.5cfs,Stage=2.04ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,LITTLE MENOMONEE RIVER NEAR FREISTADT, WI 04087030: Stage=3.08ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,MENOMONEE RIVER AT MENOMONEE FALLS, WI 04087000: Stage=2.38ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,MILWAUKEE RIVER AT MILWAUKEE, WI 04086600: Stage=5.92ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,MILWAUKEE RIVER NEAR CEDARBURG, WI 04086500: Stage=5.42ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,CEDAR CREEK NEAR CEDARBURG, WI 04086139: Flow=20cfs,Stage=2.44ft,2014-12-21 13:00,Not ranked,WEST BRANCH MILWAUKEE RIVER NEAR KEWASKUM, WI 04086120: Flow=4.0cfs,Stage=3.16ft,2014-12-21 13:00,Not ranked,WEST BRANCH MILWAUKEE RIVER @ CTH K NEAR LOMIRA,WI 04086110: Flow=2.7cfs,Stage=1.87ft,2014-12-21 13:00,Not ranked,WEST BRANCH MILWAUKEE RIVER AT CTH F NEAR BYRON,WI 04086000: Stage=2.44ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,SHEBOYGAN RIVER AT SHEBOYGAN, WI 04085427: Stage=6.24ft,2014-12-21 14:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,MANITOWOC RIVER AT MANITOWOC, WI 04085200: Stage=9.48ft,2014-12-21 15:45:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,KEWAUNEE RIVER NEAR KEWAUNEE, WI 04085108: Stage=5.69ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,EAST RIVER @ CNTY TRUNK HIGHWAY ZZ NR GREENLEAF,WI 04084911: Stage=2.59ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,PLUM CREEK NEAR WRIGHTSTOWN, WI 04084445: Flow=4610cfs,Stage=5.94ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,FOX RIVER AT APPLETON, WI 04084255: Stage=2.22ft,2014-12-21 15:05,Not ranked,LAKE WINNEBAGO NEAR STOCKBRIDGE, WI 04082500: Stage=2.33ft,Floodstage=3.5ft,2014-12-21 15:00,Not ranked,LAKE WINNEBAGO AT OSHKOSH, WI 04082400: Flow=4640cfs,Stage=5.57ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,FOX RIVER AT OSHKOSH, WI 04081000: Stage=1.68ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,WAUPACA RIVER NEAR WAUPACA, WI 04080798: Stage=8.60ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Rating being developed or revised,TOMORROW RIVER NEAR NELSONVILLE, WI 04080000: Stage=1.74ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,LITTLE WOLF RIVER AT ROYALTON, WI 04079000: Stage=5.97ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Floodstage=9ft,Not ranked,Ice affected,WOLF RIVER AT NEW LONDON, WI 04078500: Stage=3.60ft,2014-12-21 14:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,EMBARRASS RIVER NEAR EMBARRASS, WI 04077630: Stage=6.21ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,RED RIVER AT MORGAN ROAD NEAR MORGAN, WI 04074950: Stage=9.49ft,2014-12-21 15:30:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,WOLF RIVER AT LANGLADE, WI 04073466: Flow=21cfs,Stage=6.39ft,2014-12-21 15:05,Not ranked,SILVER CREEK AT SPAULDING ROAD NEAR GREEN LAKE, WI 04073458: Not ranked,Ice affected,ROY CREEK AT ROY CREEK ROAD NEAR GREEN LAKE, WI 04073365: Stage=5.04ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Floodstage=9.5ft,Not ranked,Ice affected,FOX RIVER AT PRINCETON, WI 04072150: Stage=14.93ft,2014-12-21 12:45:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,DUCK CREEK NEAR HOWARD, WI 04072076: Stage=2.90ft,2014-12-21 12:45:00,Not ranked,Rating being developed or revised,SILVER CREEK AT FLORIST DRIVE AT ONEIDA, WI 04071765: Stage=5.55ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,OCONTO RIVER NEAR OCONTO, WI 04071000: Stage=5.64ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,OCONTO RIVER NEAR GILLETT, WI 04069500: Stage=3.23ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,PESHTIGO RIVER AT PESHTIGO, WI 04069416: Stage=9.88ft,2014-12-21 15:45:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,PESHTIGO RIVER AT PORTERFIELD, WI 04067958: Stage=4.98ft,2014-12-21 11:45:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,PESHTIGO RIVER NEAR WABENO, WI 04066800: Stage=11.62ft,2014-12-21 15:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,MENOMINEE RIVER AT KOSS, MI 04066500: Stage=4.00ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,PIKE RIVER AT AMBERG, WI 04066030: Flow=2920cfs,Stage=7.79ft,2014-12-21 15:30,Not ranked,MENOMINEE RIVER AT WHITE RAPIDS DAM NEAR BANAT, MI 04065106: Flow=2590cfs,Stage=6.99ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,MENOMINEE RIVER AT NIAGARA, WI 04062011: Flow=487cfs,Stage=6.89ft,2014-12-21 15:15,Not ranked,BRULE RIVER NEAR COMMONWEALTH, WI 04060993: Stage=5.50ft,2014-12-21 15:30:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,BRULE RIVER AT US HIGHWAY 2 NEAR FLORENCE, WI 04060500: Stage=4.55ft,2014-12-21 15:30:00,Floodstage=11ft,Not ranked,Ice affected,IRON RIVER AT CASPIAN, MI 04037400: Stage=3.97ft,2014-12-21 15:45,Not ranked,CISCO LAKE NEAR WATERSMEET, MI 04031000: Stage=3.73ft,2014-12-21 16:00:00,Floodstage=10ft,Not ranked,Ice affected,BLACK RIVER NEAR BESSEMER, MI 04027000: Stage=4.72ft,2014-12-21 15:45:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,BAD RIVER NEAR ODANAH, WI 04026859: Not ranked,Rating being developed or revised,POTATO RIVER AT UPSON, WI 04026561: Stage=4.74ft,2014-12-21 15:30:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,TYLER FORKS RIVER AT STRICKER ROAD NEAR MELLEN, WI 04026511: Not ranked,Rating being developed or revised,BAD RIVER AT US HIGHWAY 169 NEAR MELLEN, WI 04026390: Stage=6.58ft,2014-12-21 13:00:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,BEARTRAP CREEK AT U.S. HIGHWAY 2 NEAR ASHLAND, WI 04025500: Stage=1.93ft,2014-12-21 15:30:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,BOIS BRULE RIVER AT BRULE, WI 04024430: Stage=7.11ft,2014-12-21 15:15:00,Not ranked,Ice affected,NEMADJI RIVER NEAR SOUTH SUPERIOR, WI Go to WaterWatch (offsite) for a larger map with additional options