US Long-Term Ecological Research Network
Chloride Concentrations, Conductivity, and Water Temperature Data from Lake Mendota and Lake Monona Madison, WI: December 2019 – April 2021

Abstract

Conductivity and chloride were measured for 2 years in Lake Mendota and Lake Monona in Madison, WI. Conductivity was continuously measured (every 30 minutes) on under-ice buoys in the eplimnia (1-2m below the surface) and hypolimnia (1m off the bottom of the lake) of the lakes. Depth-discrete chloride grab samples were collected from the lakes quarterly. Profile sampling in Mendota, which is approximately 25 m deep, occurred every 5m from 0-20m and at 23.5m. Profile sampling in Monona, which is approximately 21m deep, occurred every 4m from 0-20m. This data was needed for a master’s research thesis with the goal of identifying the lakes' mixing dynamics and how salinization may impact them.<br/>
Dataset ID
403

Data Citation Suggestion

Rock, L.A. and H.A. Dugan. 2021. Chloride Concentrations, Conductivity, and Water Temperature Data from Lake Mendota and Lake Monona Madison, WI: December 2019 – April 2021 ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/1bef2de0650bdc9e90a422b61aaa59e5. Accessed 2021-10-25.

Data Download

Chloride concentration profiles in Lake Mendota 2019-2021
Chloride concentration profiles in Lake Monona 2019-2021
Actual and specific conductivity and water temperature data for Lake Mendota in Madison, WI. 2019-12-27 through 2020-04-01
Actual and specific conductivity and water temperature data for Lake Monona in Madison, WI. 2020-01-03 through 2020-05-12 & 2020-11-06 through 2021-04-10