Spring Harbor Watershed Study

Last Updated: 05/04/2019

Project Description

The City of Madison will complete a watershed study in the Spring Harbor watershed (as shown below). A local engineering consultant, Advanced Engineering and Environmental, will complete the study.

Spring Harbor Watershed Map

The Spring Harbor watershed drains toward Spring Harbor on Lake Mendota.


The studies are expected to take over 18 months. During this time, the city will look at watersheds as a whole to make sure solving a flooding problem upstream won’t push more water downstream and cause more flooding.

Public Information Meetings

The first public information meeting for this watershed was held on April 25 at Madison Memorial High Auditorium, 201 S Gammon Rd..

Information at all Public Information Meetings will be similar, however each respective meeting will have some content tailored to the specific watershed.
The City held the following meetings for the other watersheds:

  • Strickers/Mendota Watershed Public Information Meeting, 6-8 p.m., April 22, Asbury United Methodist Church, 6101 University Ave.
  • Wingra West Watershed Public Information Meeting, 6-8 p.m., May 1, Cherokee Middle School Cafeteria, 4301 Cherokee Dr.
  • Madison Pheasant Branch Watershed Public Information Meeting, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., May 4, Edgewood College -- Deming Way Campus 1255 Deming Way, Room 150-153.

Spring Harbor Public Information Meeting presentation PDF 

Watershed Study Information

To learn more about flash flooding and why the City is completing a watershed study in this area please visit: Flash Flooding Resilience Story Map

Listen to a presentation about the City's watershed studies at: Watershed Studies 2019 Audio Presentation

Report Flooding

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.

Additional Information