Lime Lake Winter Sunrise

Lime Lake, Portage County, Wisconsin

Lime Lake, Portage County, Wisconsin

Lime Lake is one of the few lakes in Portage County draining initially to the east.  A remnant of our glacial past, it was formed by a huge block of ice left behind by a retreating glacier.  The ice chunk depressed the ground underneath forming a depression that would become Lime Lake. The image was captured from the frozen lake surface near a boat landing.

Drainage for the lake exits through the gap seen in the distance.

In days gone by, the lake was a source of lime for area farmers.  A drag line was strung across a lake and large bucket was pulled over the lake bottom to gather the lime.

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