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Alder Patrick W. Heck

Alder Patrick W. Heck

Alder Patrick W. Heck

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123 N. Blount St. #303
Madison , WI 53703

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210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
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Madison, WI 53703
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Alder Heck’s Updates

Tag: Flooding

City of Madison Prepares for Rising Lake Levels and Isthmus Road Closures

With the unprecedented amount of rain that fell this week in Dane County, lake levels are rising and will continue to do so. There is additional rain in the forecast for Friday. City staff are working on alternative traffic plans as the Isthmus travel options are limited. Water is currently … [read more]

E Johnson to be closed tonight between N Baldwin and 1st St due to flooding

Due to rising lake levels, City Traffic Engineering staff are closing a portion of East Johnson Street this evening. It will be closed from 1st Street to Baldwin. Detours have been established, 1st Street to East Washington Avenue to North Baldwin. We are continuing to prepare for the … [read more]

Yahara River and Lake Flooding, Update from City Engineering Division, August 24

As a result of the actions Dane County Lake Management took yesterday, Lake Mendota has receded approximately 1” as measured at Tenney Dam. This is cautiously good news. As everyone knows at this point, the level of the water in Lake Mendota has to be brought down to provide room for the rains … [read more]

City of Madison Flood Safety Update 8-24-18 3pm

The following information was shared at a press conference that took place at 1:00 p.m. Current Lake Conditions Trace amounts of rain fell this morning, less than expected. Lake Mendota levels are down one inch; meanwhile, Lake Monona has risen two inches. More rain is anticipated tonight. … [read more]

Collection of Flood Damaged Items UPDATE August 24

Due to the widespread damage caused by the historic flooding in Madison, the Streets Division has changed the initial plan for how flood damaged items will be collected. Please note that the below plan is subject to change based on weather and flooding conditions. If Streets Division crews are … [read more]

Sandbag Operations Expand To Brittingham Beach Park and New Flood Risk Map Released

With more rain in the forecast Sunday afternoon and evening, Lake Monona levels are expected to rise six inches to one foot by Tuesday. As a result, City officials expect the Brittingham and Monona Bay neighborhoods to be impacted. Residents in this area should prepare for high water and place … [read more]

Week of August 27 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

The week of August 27 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Landmarks Commission, the Transportation Policy and Planning Board, the Task Force on the Structure of City Government, and a neighborhood meeting about Water Quality at Tenney Beach – Learn about What an … [read more]

Madison Flooding Update

Following is an update from City Engineer Rob Phillips: As of this morning, the last 24 hours brought Lake Mendota down 1 inch and Lake Monona up 1 inch. The level of the Yahara River at East Main St. was up 1.8 inches. The Tenney Dam is discharging at 730 cubic feet per second and the County … [read more]

City of Madison flooding update - Sunday, 8-26, 1:00 PM

As of this morning, Lake Mendota has dropped about an inch. The Yahara River at East Main Street fell one and a half inches due to reduction in flow. Remaining lakes saw a .75-inch rise. According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected this … [read more]

Additional Info: City of Madison Flooding Update

The following additional information was shared at a press conference Sunday, 8/26, at 1:00 PM: Large item pick-up and electronics recycling If setting items out on the curb for refuse pickup, separate your electronics from other items. The City would like to recycle electronics, if … [read more]

Flooding...Traffic Management Plan

The following message is from Tom Lynch, Director of Transportation for City of Madison. Because of forecast for rain Tuesday night, and the County’s plan to again increase the release rate from Tenney locks, we are recommending keeping Johnson Street closed and maintaining the parking … [read more]

City of Madison Flooding Update: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

City of Madison Flooding Update-Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Update from Mayor Soglin’s Press Conference Today While things seem calm, and we have dodged two potential rain events, residents and businesses on the isthmus should not get complacent. We know that just north of here between 5 and 10 … [read more]

City of Madison Floodng Update: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Issued: 6:00 p.m.

ALERT: Flash Flooding Risks –City-wide. Conditions are favorable for urban flash flooding with 2-3" of rain in the next two hours with 1" later in the evening. Don't drive. Move cars from low-lying areas. Turn around; don't drown. [read more]

City of Madison Flooding Update-Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9:00 p.m.

Fortunately, the storms predicted for Madison earlier this evening tracked to both the north and south, and the city itself received much less rain than predicted. The prediction for overnight has a lower risk for flash flooding. “I am relieved that the City received lower rain totals than … [read more]

Madison Flooding Update for Wednesday August 29, 2018 Two PM

We are incredibly fortunate that, although we had a severe weather forecast for our area last night, the majority of the rain went to the north and south of Madison. That meant that although there were some minor lane closures on the isthmus, there were no major traffic disruptions. Lake … [read more]

Madison Flooding Update for Thursday, August 30, 2018 at ten am

In an effort to manage the water level on Lake Mendota, the flow of water through the Tenney dam has been increased. This will lead to rising water levels on the isthmus that will result in ponding on roadways and possible lane or road closures. Water levels and lane closures are expected to be … [read more]

Parking Restrictions extended - 8-31-18

The following from the Madison Director of Transportation: Lake Mendota has receded modestly, yet Lake Monona and the Yahara river are at historic highs. The flooding on First Street and Johnson Street remains high. Because of the forecast for rain this weekend, with some of it potentially … [read more]

Madison Flooding Update - Friday, August 31 - Issued: 1:30 p.m.

We have a potentially threatening weather forecast. Check the latest weather forecast frequently. A small amount of rain will cause more pooling and potential lane closures. Don’t be complacent, the threat of river and lake flooding along with urban flash flooding is just as high as it was … [read more]

City of Madison Flood-related Traffic Update - Noon on Sept 4, 2018

As of 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, lake levels are expected to remain steady until predicted rainfall overnight and into midday Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts a half-inch to one inch of rainfall in our area during that time period. All traffic lanes on East Washington … [read more]

City of Madison Flooding Update - Friday, 9/7, 2:30 PM

Weekend Outlook Dry weather continues throughout the weekend; however, our flood event continues with the lakes still several inches above the 100-year flood elevation. Continue to use caution when navigating streets and bike paths along the east isthmus, and follow … [read more]

City of Madison Flooding Update, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - Issued: 12:30 p.m.

Water levels on Lake Monona continue to be well above the 100 year level. It is anticipated that they will fall to the 100 year level if we maintain sunny weather with no rain for an additional six days. We are in no way free of flooding concerns. Although we have sunshine in the near-term … [read more]

City of Madison Flooding Update- Friday, September 14, 2018 - Issued: 3:00 p.m.

Sunny skies are forecasted through the weekend, but there is a potential for rain in the forecast early next week. Lake levels continues to drop, but slowly. Engineers estimate that if we don’t experience a rain event in the next four days, levels will fall to the 100 year flood elevation. We are … [read more]

Week of September 17 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

The week of September 17 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Committee on the Environment; the Public Safety Review Committee; the Landmarks Commission; the Plan Commission; the Task Force on Structure of City Government; City County Homeless Issues Committee; the … [read more]

City of Madison Flooding Update for Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Issued: 4 p.m.

The National Weather Service reports that the area surrounding the City of Madison could receive up to 3.5 inches of rain in the next 24 to 36 hours. It could also be much less, but residents are being advised of potential additional flooding, particularly in the isthmus area of the … [read more]

Week of October 1 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

The week of October 1 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Landmarks Commission, the Plan Commission, the Common Council Executive Committee, the Common Council Informational Presentation: August 20, 2018 Storm & High Lake Level Crisis that Followed, the Common … [read more]

Flooding Status, Oct 2 10:00 am

I was hoping I'd sent out my last flooding alert, however with the recent heavy rains I am told by City Engineering that there may have to be a lane closure of E Johnson Street. There is currently a small puddle around the low inlet for the inbound direction of E Johnson St. Per City … [read more]

Flooding Update: Potential Rising Waters and Reminders on Sandbags and Parking

Both Lake Mendota and Monona rose about 5 inches following the rain we received last Sunday and Monday. Lake Mendota is currently one foot below the 100-year elevation and 6 inches below the storm High. Lake Monona sits 1 inch over the 100-year flood elevation. That is 9 inches below the storm … [read more]

Flooding Update: Friday, October 5

The National Weather Service is forecasting more rain this weekend and into next week. City officials are preparing for flooding and encouraging residents to do the same. The Madison area may receive 1 to 1 ½ inches of rain tonight with additional heavy rain possible Sunday night. The … [read more]

Week of October 29 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

The week of October 29 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Ad Hoc Ordinance Review Committee, the Common Council, the Urban Forestry Task Force, the Public Market Development Committee and the Community Development Block Grant Committee. The city meeting agenda items … [read more]

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance for Wisconsin

Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, Flooding, and Landslides Dane County Samuel Arroyo and Dorris Evans, Public Affairs Specialists with the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Disaster Assistance, have been assigned to perform Community Outreach in the City of … [read more]

Sandbag Collection Over for 2018

Residents should not place additional sandbags to the curb for pickup at this time. The deadline to place sandbags to the curb for pickup was November 25. Collection crews will cycle through the City picking up sandbags that were placed to the curb prior to the November 25 deadline. Once … [read more]

Week of December 17 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

The week of December 17 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Parks Long Range Planning Subcommittee, Committee on the Environment, Sustainable Madison Committee, the Landmarks Commission, the Plan Commission, City County Homeless Issues Committee, the Historic District … [read more]

Madison Residents Asked to Adopt an Inlet

So far this week, City staff have been busy clearing snow from City streets, bike paths, bus stops, and sidewalks. An unavoidable side effect of plow operations is that storm sewer inlets get covered by snow. Normally, this would not be a problem; however normal doesn't appear to apply to weather … [read more]

Yahara Chain of Lakes - Lake Levels Task Force Update

The Dane County Board adopted 2018 Res-227 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. Technical Report A technical work group met from October 18, 2018 to January 25, 2019 … [read more]

Week of February 18 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

The week of February 18 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Committee on the Environment, the Neighborhood Meeting Regarding Alcohol License Application for New Restaurant, the Board of Public Works, the Alcohol License Review Committee, the Public Meeting Regarding … [read more]

City of Madison flooding update

City of Madison staff have been monitoring area roads and low lying areas for the past several days in anticipation of rising water in some areas. South Point Road, on the City’s far west side, is experiencing high water and motorists are being advised to avoid that stretch of roadway. … [read more]

Sandbag call out: City asks public for sandbag information

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 1:19pm The City of Madison Engineering Division would like to gather information about who still has sandbags in the City of Madison in need of collection after last year's flooding. This information will be used to plan potential curbside collections and … [read more]

Weekly Flooding Update

From City Engineering: The Engineering Division is monitoring lake levels and the potential to flood year round. To keep people informed, we're sharing a weekly update with you, and as frequently as needed, should a major rain event happen. We are not sending these to elevate … [read more]

Sandbag collection to be determined in late Summer/early Fall

From City Engineering: Sandbag collection to be determined in late Summer/early Fall The City of Madison Engineering and Streets divisions plan to coordinate sandbag collection after Labor Day weekend. Many homeowners still have sandbags from last summer, and some have decided to leave … [read more]

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