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District 19

Alder Keith Furman

Alder Keith Furman

Alder Keith Furman

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Home Address:

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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District 19 Blog

Flood Response Update (2/6/2019)

February 6, 2019 1:44 PM

The Engineering Department has put together an excellent flooding overview that covers what has happened, background information on the upcoming process and some general timeframes on how the City plans to move forward. 

Timeline:

  • June 16 - large rains > 100 year event in areas on the Westside
  • Aug 20 – Historic rain > 500 to 1000 year event in areas on the Westside
  • Aug 21 - November  - Historic lake levels begin to subside
  • Nov 16 – Budget Amendment approved to provide additional funding for watershed and flood studies and for flood mitigation projects that were already in design
  • Dec 14 – Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Watershed study Consultants sent out
  • Jan 18  - RFQ Consultant selections made
  • Jan 25 – Request for Proposals (RFP) posted to consultants selected as part of RFQ process
  • Jan 30  - City website updated with flooding story map and voice over presentation created
  • Feb 15 - Selection of Consultants
  • Feb 26 -  CC approval of Consultants (earliest possible date)
  • Early to mid-March - Public Informational Meeting and community engagement begins, including neighborhood meetings and/or focus group meetings
  • Spring 2019 Budgeting general dollars for flood mitigation projects and continued watershed and flood studies.
  • Summer of 2019 - Modeling and collection of calibration data
  • Summer/Fall 2019 - Public Informational Meeting to provide preliminary findings
  • Fall 2019 – calibration of modeling with data collected during the summer
  • Potential budget amendments for flood mitigation projects prior to Council approval of Capital Budget
  • Winter 2019/20 – Report results and list of potential solutions
  • Winter/Spring 2020  - Public Informational Meeting(s) to report results and potential solutions
  • Summer 2020 – Final watershed and flood studies to be completed
  • Summer/Fall 2020 – Design and permitting of first priority projects
  • Fall/Spring 2020-2021- Bidding of flood mitigation first priority projects
  • Summer/Fall 2021 – Construction of flood mitigation first priority projects

Specific timeframes for flood mitigation projects cannot be determined until a complete list of needed projects has been identified by the flood mitigation studies.  The flood mitigation projects will take several years to complete and will be dependent on the Storm Water Utilities ability to fund them. 

RESOURCES

 

SPECIFIC WATERSHED STUDY WEBSITES:

As more details on the specific watersheds becomes available these websites will be updated.

Spring Harbor http://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/spring-harbor-watershed-study

Wingra West https://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/wingra-west-watershed-plan

Strickers/Mendota https://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/wingra-west-watershed-plan

Madison Pheasant Branch https://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/madison-pheasant-branch-watershed-study

Willow Creek https://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/willow-creek-watershed-study

McKenna/Greentree https://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/mckenna-blvd-gammon-ln-flood-mitigation-project

East Badger Mill Creek https://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/east-badger-mill-creek-watershed-study

 

I will continue to post updates about the flood response when additional details become available.

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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