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District 19

Alder Keith Furman

Alder Keith Furman

Alder Keith Furman

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5328 Lake Mendota Dr
Madison , WI 53705

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Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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Lake Levels Task Force Update (2-3-2019)

February 3, 2019 8:08 PM

As a result of the high lake levels last summer, the Dane County Board adopted a resolution that calls for a technical report to identify ways to address flooding on the Yahara chain of lakes and the creation of a task force to make policy recommendations.

Here's an update from Dane County:

Technical Report

A technical work group met from October 18, 2018 to January 25, 2019 to evaluate lake level conditions, model various scenarios that include predicted climate changes, and identify short- and long-term approaches to improve resiliency for future events. The work group compiled their findings into a technical report.

Technical Work Group Report (PDF)

Task Force

A task force will begin meeting on Monday, February 4, 2019 to review the technical report findings and make policy recommendations. Task force meeting details and information are posted on Legistar. Make sure to select "Yahara Chain of Lakes-Lake Levels Task Force" and "2019" from the dropdowns to see the full meeting schedule.

As of 2/3/2019, the scheduled meetings are:

2/4/2019 5:00 PM Lyman F Anderson Ag & Conservation Center
5201 Fen Oak Drive - Room A/B Madison WI 53718
2/11/2019 6:00 PM City-County Building - Room 354
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Madison WI 53703
2/18/2019 5:00 PM

Lyman F Anderson Ag & Conservation Center
5201 Fen Oak Drive - Room A/B Madison WI 53718

3/5/2019 5:00 PM

Lyman F Anderson Ag & Conservation Center 
5201 Fen Oak Drive - Room A/B Madison WI 53718

3/18/2019 5:00 PM City-County Building - Room 351
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Madison WI 53703
4/1/2019 6:00 PM City-County Building - Room 354
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Madison WI 53703

Public Comment

Public comments with recommendations for the task force to consider will be accepted through Friday, March 8, 2019.  Public comments must include a name and address in order to be considered.  Your name and comments may be posted online and/or available as open records.  Comments should be emailed to yaharaflooding@countyofdane.com or mailed to:

Dane County Land & Water Resources Department
Lake Levels Task Force Public Comment
5201 Fen Oak Drive, Room 208
Madison WI 53718

(Source: https://lwrd.countyofdane.com/Yahara-Chain-of-Lakes-Lake-Levels-Task-Force)

There was also an article in this weekend's Wisconsin State Journal about the task force.

As always, if there is anything I can do to help, feel free to reach out: district19@cityofmadison.com

-Keith F

 



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