How well do you know our frozen lakes? Ellie Mahon 14 December 2018 How much do you know about the frozen lakes that make Madison winters so special? Test your knowledge with this quiz! Which of the following is NOT a qualification needed to declare Lake Mendota as officially "frozen over"? The inability to row a boat from Picnic Point to Maple Bluff When 50% of the lake is covered in ice When it's safe to walk on When the ice holds for at least 24 hours Correct! Wrong! - Continue >> How much shorter is the average season of ice cover on Lake Mendota now compared to the mid-1800's when records began? 5 days one week two weeks a month Correct! Wrong! - Continue >> In the winter, the misuse of road salt contributes high levels of chloride to our lakes. At what temperature does salt become ineffective on pavement? -10°F 0°F 15°F 20°F Correct! Wrong! - Continue >> Which famous monument appeared on frozen Lake Mendota in 1979 as a prank by UW students? The Statue of Liberty Big Ben The Eiffel Tower Correct! Wrong! - Continue >> Which of these winter activities can you participate in on our frozen lakes? Ice boating Ice hockey Ice fishing M.P King - WI State Journal Cross-country skiing Fat tire bike racing All of the above Correct! Wrong! - Continue >> When will Lake Mendota freeze this year? flickr: Alan Wolf December January no one knows! Correct! Wrong! - Share the quiz to show your results ! Facebook Facebook Just tell us who you are to view your results ! Show my results >> How well do you know our frozen lakes? I got %%score%% of %%total%% right Share your results Facebook Facebook Twitter Google+ 0% Featured Atmospheric Oceanic and Space Sciences, Frozen Lakes, Lake Mendota, Lands' End, Mendota freeze contest, Science Share it on Ellie Mahon Ellie Mahon is an Outreach & Communications Intern at Clean Lakes Alliance.