Strickers/Mendota Watershed Study

Last Updated: 05/04/2019

Project Description

The City of Madison will complete a watershed study in the Strickers/Mendota watershed (as shown below). A local consulting engineer, Brown and Caldwell, will complete the study.

Strickers/Mendota Watershed Study Map

The Strickers/Mendota watershed drains to 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 22 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 6101 University Ave.

Information at all public information meetings will be similar, however each respective meeting will have some content tailored to the specific watershed. 
The City hosted the following meetings in addition to Strickers/Mendota:

  • Wingra West Watershed Public Information Meeting, 6-8 p.m., May 1, Cherokee Middle School Cafeteria, 4301 Cherokee Dr.
  • Spring Harbor Watershed Public Information Meeting, 6-8 p.m., April 25, Madison Memorial High Auditorium, 201 S Gammon Rd.
  • Madison Pheasant Branch Watershed Public Information Meeting, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., May 4, Edgewood College -- Deming Way Campus

Strickers/Mendota Public Information Meeting presentation

Watershed Study Information

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

You can also listen to a presentation about our 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