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District 17 Updates

Starkweather Creek Watershed Study Meeting Tonight 6pm

September 16, 2021 8:48 AM

The Sept. 16, 2021 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation PDF  is now available for viewing.

A public information meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m., Sept. 16, 2021, via Zoom. Registration prior is required. This is the first of several public information meetings for this watershed study. City staff will share more on location, purpose, impact, timeline and more about this watershed. The City will also host a Question and Answer Panel, and attendees are encouraged to engage, ask questions and join us for the conversation.

Register here

Sept. 16, 2021 Public Information Meeting Registration 


Starkweather Creek Watershed Study

The City of Madison hired a consultant (Stantec, Inc.) to conduct advanced watershed modeling and planning services for the Starkweather Creek and Olbrich Gardens Watersheds in the City of Madison, WI. This is the largest watershed study area in the City, and in some cases, the most complex.

The beginning of the process is to create a computer model that represents the existing flooding conditions in the watershed.  Once the computer model is created and verified, then the consultant will begin develop actionable mitigation measures to meet the City's targets of reducing damages associated with flooding events, prioritizing for flood mitigation projects, and providing enough guidance to budget for the construction of projects identified in the watershed plans.

  • In Phase 1 the team will be developing a model conducting an analysis of existing conditions and preparing conceptual level mitigation alternatives.
  • In Phase 2 the team will cover more detailed modeling of preferred mitigation measures and cost-benefit and design feasibility analyses.
  • In Phase 3 the team will cover final modeling, mitigation alternative refinement and report documentation.

For more information please see the Flash Flooding Story Map  *Note: Please view the story map using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Story maps are not viewable with Internet Explorer

Starkweather Creek watershed extends from the airport to Olbrich Park and as far east as Reiner Road.  Olbrich Garden watershed is a smaller watershed next to Lake Monona just south of Starkweather Creek Watershed.

Starkweather Creek and Olbrich Gardens Watersheds


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