Historic lake levels continue to cause flooding in the isthmus. Lake Monona is still above the 100-year flood level. Additional rain could cause flooding that may lead to road closures and damage to personal property.
Residents and businesses in the isthmus area should not remove sandbags yet. There will be a curbside collection program for sandbags after the increased risk of flooding ends.
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E Johnson St
E Johnson St has all lanes open in both directions between N Baldwin St and Fordem Ave.
Please be cautious and monitor your speed going through this area, as there is still standing water.
All Metro Transit routes have returned to E Johnson St & Fordem Ave and the detour is no longer in effect.
E Washington Ave
E Washington Ave has all lanes open in both directions.
N First St is open between E Washington Ave and E Johnson St.
E Main St
E Main St is closed from the Yahara River to Northern Ct. View closure on map.
Livingston St & Mifflin St
Update 09/19/2018 11:38 am:
S Livingston St is closed south of E Washington Ave due to construction. The 300 block of S Livingston St is open. View closure on map.
N Livingston St is open between E Washington Ave and E Dayton St.
Mifflin St is open between Blount St and Paterson St.
Marston Ave is open between E Johnson St and Sherman Ave.
Update 09/10/2018 9:50 am: Olin-Turville Ct has one lane of traffic open, gates remain closed for emergency sanitary sewer repair.
W Main St & Brittingham Pl
W Main St is open to through traffic between Proudfit St and Brittingham Pl.
Brittingham Pl is open to through traffic between Proudfit St and W Main St.
- The Capital City Trail is open where it passes the Monona Terrace.
- Yahara River Bike Path remains closed from Sherman Ave to East Washington due to multiple areas of standing water. Yahara River Bike Path is open east of East Washington.
- Wingra Creek Bike Path is closed at John Nolen Dr due to standing water at the underpass. Wingra Creek Bike Path is open west of John Nolen Dr.
- Law Park may have flooding in low areas of the paths.
As the river and lake levels change over the next few weeks, paths near water bodies will periodically be underwater. Please exercise caution and do not ride or walk through flood waters.
* Current bike path conditions is an open map curated by local bicyclists. Information may not be complete.
Normal parking rules are in effect. Please follow parking rules as described on street signs.
Routes 2, 5, 10, 27, & 28 have returned to East Johnson Street & Fordem Ave. and the detour is no longer in effect. Eastbound bus stop #1595 on Johnson & Thornton is closed until further notice.
Call (608) 266‑4466 for additional details.
Do not walk or drive through floodwater.
- Do not touch floodwaters, as they may carry contaminants.
- Floodwaters can have extremely strong currents.
- Do not drive in floodwater. Currents can move cars, and water may carry electricity from downed power lines.
Drinking Water Safety
The drinking water in Madison is safe. So far, Water Utility operations have not been affected by flooding. We continuously monitor water at every well to ensure its safety. We also test water at various points in the distribution system.
Protect Your Property
- Sand Locations
Free sand and ready-to-fill sand bags are available to City of Madison residents. Video: How to Sandbag
- Need help sandbagging? Request help from volunteers
- Flood Preparation Checklist
- Refuse & Large Item Pickup Information
- Health Risks in Flood Waters
- Flood Cleanup Resources
- Dealing with a Sanitary Sewer Backup
- Report Damage to Property
To report flood damage to your property, call United Way 211, or report damages online.
- Report Damage to Business
To report flood damage to your business, call building inspection at (608) 266‑4551.
- Survey on Impacts to Business
This includes not only direct impacts due to property damage, but also indirect impacts such as lost income due to unplanned business closures, loss of street access, unavailable parking areas, etc.
Complete the Business Impacts of 2018 Flooding Survey
- Report Damage to Trees
- Report Trees on Power Lines
To volunteer with flood relief efforts, you can sign up with the Red Cross.
You can donate money or goods to Goodwill, Second Harvest Food Bank, and St. Vincent DePaul.
Get Help From Volunteers
Need help sandbagging? Request help from volunteers.
The following are closed:
- All beaches
- Tenney Park shelter, lagoon area
To report an issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (608) 266‑4711.
All boat launches are open. Please exercise caution while accessing piers, as flooding has resulted in water over abutments. Flood debris may also be present at all launches. Boaters must abide by all other restrictions currently in place. Slow no wake restrictions continue.
All beaches are closed due to heavy rainfall and the likelihood of elevated bacteria levels.