The City of Madison Engineering Division launched its Watershed Study Program in January 2019. During the studies, Engineers will review the existing stormwater system to determine the causes of flooding and then develop projects to reduce the risk of flooding. This is a continued effort to address areas hardest hit by flooding in August 2018 and to create a more resilient stormwater system.
A watershed is an area of land that drains to the same point. It can be as small as the part of your roof that drains to one downspout to as large as all the land in North America that drains to the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico.
The map shows the study areas in progress or complete.