Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Lake Waubesa is a popular lake located in McFarland, Wisconsin. The lake has a rich history, as it was formed during the last ice age and was a critical gathering place for Native American tribes. Today, the lake is an important source of water for the surrounding communities and supports a wide range of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, and swimming. The hydrology of the lake is complex, with water flowing in from several different sources, including the Yahara River and several smaller streams. The lake also receives a significant amount of runoff from nearby agricultural areas, which can impact water quality. Despite these challenges, Lake Waubesa remains an important resource for the community and a vital part of Wisconsin's natural landscape.

June 14, 2024







Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 105%
Minimum 3.14 ft
Maximum 7.85 ft
Average 5 ft
Dam_Height 10
Hydraulic_Height 1
Drainage_Area 350
Years_Modified 2011 - Other
Year_Completed 1938
Nid_Storage 50000
Structural_Height 10
Surface_Area 5448
Hazard_Potential Low
River_Or_Stream YAHARA
Dam_Length 200
Primary_Dam_Type Gravity
Length_Of_Locks 91
Nid_Height 10

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