Photos: See underwater treasures in Madison's lakes
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Photos: See underwater treasures in Madison's lakes

From the The Yahara Lakes: Giants Among Us series

Tamara Thomsen is a marine archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society and has documented hundreds of dives in the Yahara lakes. She agreed to share some of her photographs with Wisconsin State Journal readers as part of a series: The Yahara lakes | Giants among us. A member of the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame and prolific underwater photographer, Thomsen is co-author of “Our Four Lakes: Their Legends, Sites & Secrets.”

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Why is the water here? The unhurried Yahara River you see today follows much the same path of a very different watercourse that flowed long before the last glacier came and went.

Tamara Thomsen is a marine archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society, member of the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame and prolific underwater photographer.

She has documented hundreds of dives in the Yahara lakes, and she is the co-author of “Our Four Lakes: Their Legends, Sites & Secrets.” She agreed to share some of her photographs with us as part of a series: The Yahara lakes: Giants among us.

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