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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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Madison, WI 53703
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Watershed and Flood Studies Meetings

April 8, 2019 9:03 AM

Watershed and Flood Studies - Public Informational Meeting

The Engineering Division is providing the following update on the upcoming watershed and flood studies:  

The City now has consultants hired to complete 3 watershed studies and the City is working concurrently on a 4th study.  Engineering will soon hold the first public informational meetings (PIM).

The format for the meetings will be an open house with a general presentation followed by time for attendees to visit stations that will be set up for questions and comments.  The presentation will also be available online in the next few weeks. Residents and property owners will get a postcard mailing with details on the meetings within the specific watersheds (details are below as well).  The initial set of meetings will all be the same format, which will give everyone various opportunities to attend if you are not able to make the day and time that is specific to your area.

Generally, Engineering is planning on touching on the items listed below for the first meetings.  As the consultants get further into model development, Engineering will be able to provide additional details on the flood concerns and potential solutions. Engineering also plans to offer neighborhood or focus group specific meetings as needed to talk very specifically to individuals that have been impacted by flooding.  Those focus groups will be offered after the initial PIM. 

PIM #1 Agenda

  • Put the August 2018 rain event into context with real measurements, and how variable the rain was.
  • Define the project area for the particular studies.
  • Explain the City's approach to addressing the needs.
  • Explain the process of the Watershed Study.
  • Make sure the citizens understand that they will be involved throughout the process.
  • Get public feedback.

This will be Engineering's first group of projects; they plan to add more for a total of 8 watershed studies this year. 

Below is a map of the watersheds, meeting times and locations.  


Watershed Map

1. Strickers/Mendota (District 19)

Asbury United Methodist Church
6101 University Ave
Monday, April 22: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2. Spring Harbor (District 1, 9, 11, 19)

Madison Memorial High Auditorium
201 S Gammon Road
Thursday, April 25: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (originally 4/23, but changed to 4/25)

3. West Wingra (District 10)

Cherokee Middle School Cafeteria
4301 Cherokee Drive
Wednesday, May 1: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

4. Madison Pheasant Branch (District 9, 19)

Edgewood College – Deming Way Campus
1255 Deming Way, Room 150-153
Saturday, May 4: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm



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

Spring Harbor

Wingra West


Madison Pheasant Branch


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