Heard about NATRF2022 and NAPGD2022? What about IGLD (2020) and the LWD?

A possible redefinition of the Low Water Datum for the Great Lakes will have impacts that go beyond just updating maps and charts.

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Governor Evers proclaims September as Coastal Awareness Month in Wisconsin

Governor Evers has proclaimed September, 2021, Coastal Awareness Month in Wisconsin, in recognition of the many ways that Lakes Michigan and Superior contribute to the quality of life in the state.

Who has more lakes: Minnesota or Wisconsin?

The answer is…. complicated.

Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Data

The most common source of hydrography (rivers, streams, lakes) data in Wisconsin is the Wisconsin DNR’s “24k hydro” database.  The DNR 24k hydro dataset is the most common starting place for most users in the state.  Because the DNR data are limited to Wisconsin, users who need entire watersheds that cross the state border should investigate the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Lake and Lake Depth Maps

Where to find the “best” lake map is a common question we receive each spring as fishing season approaches. Start here for more information on lake and lake depth (bathymetric) maps.

I’m looking for lake maps in Wisconsin, where should I start?

While there is no single “best” source we can suggest, there are a number of options you can explore.