Spring Harbor Watershed Study
Last Updated: 07/08/2019
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.
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.
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
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.