Last Updated: 05/26/2021

Latest Update 

1/22/2021 Update:
Thank you to everyone who attended the Jan. 14, 2021 virtual public information meeting. If you were not able to attend, please view the following materials:
Jan. 14, 2021 Public Information Meeting Recording
Jan. 14, 2021 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

Project Overview

The City of Madison will be completing a watershed study in the East Badger Mill Creek watershed (as shown below). 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. This study will be completed by City of Madison water resource engineers.

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.

East Badger Mill Creek Watershed Study

The watershed drains south towards Badger Mill Creek through greenways that have a concrete bottom, and grass side slopes.


The watershed studies take 18-24 months to complete.  The first studies will take longer as the City works through the best processes and approaches for this new flood study initiative.

Public Involvement 

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:

Public Information Meetings

Additional Resources

Report Flooding

We would like you to share information about the flooding you’ve experienced. Even if you have reported your flooding to 2-1-1, FEMA, or a City official, we need standardized information to calibrate stormwater models that show existing flooding conditions. Additionally, the flood data helps the City prioritize different flood projects and future watershed studies Please report any flooding you’ve experienced at: