Water resources are inherently linked to the region's climate  and physical geography. Understanding these underlying influences leads to better resource management. Water quality planning also occurs in the context of regional population growth and economic activity. As populations grow and economies move away from agriculture, land use changes shift stressors of water resources. Explore the topics below to learn more about trends for Dane County.

Climate

Temperature and precipitation

Physical Setting

Physiographic regions

Demographics

Population distribution and projected population growth

Economy

Employment by sector and industry

Land Use

Agricultural shifts since 1990

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