Dunn's Marsh Watershed Study
Proposed solutions to reduce flooding are currently be developed. Once they are developed, they will go through the City internal review process. Following incorporation of internal City comments, the proposed solutions will be released to the public. At that time, the public will be invited to provide feedback and input on the proposed solutions.
The City of Madison is completing a watershed study in the Dunn’s Marsh watershed. The City of Madison has contracted with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. to assist with study completion. The watershed study will identify causes of existing flooding and then look at potential solutions to try to reduce flooding. The study will use computer models to assist with the evaluations. 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.
The studies are expected to take over 18 months.
There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates and times are indicated below:
There are no upcoming meetings scheduled at this time. Check back for updates and sign up for the email list so you don't miss any new information.
Public Information Meeting No. 2
The second Public Information Meeting for the Dunn's Marsh watershed was held Sept. 30, 2020, via Zoom.
Sept. 30, 2020 Public Information Meeting No. 2
Sept. 30, 2020 Public Information Meeting No. 2 PowerPoint Presentation
Public Information Meeting No. 1
The first Public information Meeting was held Oct. 22, 2019 at Toki Middle School Cafeteria, 5606 Russett Road.
Oct. 22 Public Information Meeting Presentation
The City of Madison Engineering Division set locations, times, and dates for focus group meetings for the Dunn's Marsh Watershed. The meetings were requested by community members, and were open to the public, but the conversation was tailored to gathering more information on flooding issues in the meeting area. The focus groups looked further into the issues that caused flooding in the last few years specific to each meeting area. The Engineering Division worked with alders, and residents to find a date, location and time that worked for the specific areas.
The meetings lasted approximately one hour, and most meetings were held outside, rain or shine, in a walk-and-talk format.
The following focus group meetings were held for this watershed:
- Allied Drive - Tuesday 7/21/20 9:00-10:00 AM - NW corner of Rosenberry Rd. and Jenewein Rd.
- Allied Drive - Wednesday 7/22/20 6:30-7:30 PM - NW corner of Rosenberry Rd. and Jenewein Rd.
- Reetz Road - Tuesday 7/21/20 11:00 AM-12:00 PM - SW corner of Knox Ln. and Rd.
- Tawhee Drive - Wednesday 7/22/20 2:00-3:00 PM - NW corner of Dr. and Kroncke Dr.
- Russett Road - Wednesday 7/22/20 4:00-5:00 PM - NE corner of Rd. and Gilbert Rd.
- City of Madison Flood Website
- Flash Flooding Resilience Story Map *Note: Please view the story map using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Story maps are not viewable with Internet Explorer.
- Watershed Frequently Asked Questions
- Engineering Waterways Newsletter 2020 Issue
- Watershed Studies 2019 Audio Presentation
- Flood Prevention Flyer and website
- LISTEN: Everyday Engineering Podcast Episode: Basement Drainage
- LISTEN: Everyday Engineering Podcast Episode: Historic Flooding
- LISTEN: Everyday Engineering Podcast Episode: What's going on with the Watershed?
If anyone has experienced flooding, and is willing to share with the City, please report it on the City's website. Even if a homeowner reported flooding to 2-1-1, FEMA, or a City official, the City needs standardized information to create stormwater models that show existing flooding conditions. The flood data helps the City prioritize different flood projects and future watershed studies. Please report any flooding you’ve experienced.