Curbside collection has ended for fall of 2018. Do not place sandbags out for collection at this time.
The City of Madison Engineering Division released its plan for upcoming watershed studies public information meetings. The Division also posted a new interactive map for the community to keep updated on the progress in each watershed study. This is a continued effort to address areas hardest hit by flooding last summer.
To address these issues, the City is conducting large watershed studies. In 2019 – 2020, the City will focus on the eight watershed studies below. These studies will help the City identify existing problems, develop solutions, and prioritize improvements.
Interactive Watershed Map
To learn more about why flash flooding occurs, what a watershed study entails, and the City’s ongoing plan to build flooding resilience, please visit the Flash Flooding Resilience website.
Public Information Meetings
The City held four public information meetings explaining the watershed studies in late April 2019 – May 2019. To see the presentations from each meeting, click the watershed project pages below to learn more about progress being done in each watershed and for more information about upcoming meetings.
Watershed Study Areas
- Madison Pheasant Branch Watershed Study
- Strickers / Mendota Watershed Study
- Spring Harbor Watershed Study
- Wingra West Watershed Study
- Willow Creek Watershed Study
- McKenna Blvd Gammon Ln Flood Mitigation Project
- East Badger Mill Creek Watershed Study
- Dunn's Marsh Watershed Study
Watershed: How 30 Days Changed Madison Long-Term
Learn how 30 days of severe weather can have a long-term impact on our city.
Report Flooding & Damage
Report flooding and damage to private property or public lands in the City of Madison. We will use this information to improve our stormwater system to reduce flooding damages in the future.
- Report Damage to Trees
- Report Trees on Power Lines
Visit our Flood Prevention Tips website to learn more about what you can fix or maintain to prevent basement flooding.
During a Flood
- Sand & Sandbag Locations
Free sand and ready-to-fill sandbags are available to City of Madison residents. Video: How to Sandbag
- Need help with sandbags? Request help from volunteers
- Flood Preparation Checklist
- Flood Cleanup Resources
- Sandbag Collection
- Submit Sandbag Information
- Refuse & Large Item Pickup Information
- Dealing with a Sanitary Sewer Backup
Disaster Assistance Resources
- Free Legal Assistance
A toll-free legal hotline is available to victims of flooding. Individuals who were impacted by flooding may call the hotline at 877-947-5291.
- Disaster Loans for Businesses
City of Madison business owners may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Disaster Loans Fact Sheet
Hoja de Datos de Préstamos para Desastres
You can donate money or goods to Goodwill, Second Harvest Food Bank, and St. Vincent DePaul.