While the heaviest expected rain has passed, monitoring lake levels and the potential for flash flooding will remain a priority for City crews.
City crews from both Engineering and Traffic Engineering will be on call and ready to respond overnight to flooding concerns and road closures if need be.
The City of Madison Engineering Division will monitor the multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms expected today into Wednesday morning.
Dane County appears to be holding on Mendota to protect Monona.
With the rain over the weekend, the lakes have risen.
As expected, the lakes have mostly dropped a bit (Monona is the critical lake for us at this time). However, Lake Mendota has room to store more water, which is good to have open storage if need be.
At this time, low areas in the Isthmus are at increased risk for urban flash flooding during the type of storm we saw last night.
We experience no significant additional flood risk due to the current lake levels,
We experience no significant additional flood risk due to the current lake levels, Recall 1 inch of rain in the Yahara Watershed typically gets you a 3-inch rise in the elevation of Lake Monona.
We experience no significant additional flood risk due to the current lake levels.