Lake Mendota is located in the Yahara River watershed within Dane County.
It is a drainage lake with predominantly muck substrate. It has a surface area of 3961 hectare, 33.8 kilometers of highly developed shoreline and a maximum depth of 25.3 meters.
NTL LTER sampling location is at 43.09885, -89.40545
Water Temp80.6 °F
Air Temp70.0 °F
WNW (293 deg)