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yahara watershed map

The Yahara Watershed is a vibrant part of southern Wisconsin, where agriculture and urban life coexist. Sustaining clean and sufficient freshwater is essential for its well-being.

But as the region undergoes changes in land use and climate, its water and other natural benefits will also change. What changes could occur? How can the Yahara Watershed remain a resilient place to live, work and play?

These questions are at the heart of UW-Madison's Water Sustainability and Climate Project.