Oxbow Lake Info

Northern Wisconsin Lake Temperatures Rising

Very recent reports from the UW-Madison Department of Limnology (John Lenters) have revealed rising temperatures of lake waters in Northern Wisconsin lakes and in several other states and provinces. The rate is more than three times than the rate of overall world warming! This is dramatic in that water temperatures have significant impact on everything growing in and about lakes. For Oxbow lake this means such critical factors as fish species, their growth, procreation and/or decline, bacterial load or ability of the lake to keep at bay harmful growths of everything up to and including algae and invasive or overly productive current species. It means the presence of frogs, their types and numbers and the bugs on which they feed may be radically altered.

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