Lake Mendota Buoy

By Gia Dinon and Jacob Borowsky 

UW-Madison’s Lake Mendota buoy is known worldwide for its valuable data collection. But many people don’t know what the buoy is, or how the data it collects contributes to the treasured lake life at UW. We spoke with some experts to find out more about how “David Buoy” helps improve the study of lakes at UW-Madison and beyond.