Starkweather Creek Watershed Study

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Last Updated: 10/12/2020

Latest Update 

10/9/2020 Update: 
This watershed study will kick off February 2021. More information to come. 
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Project Overview

In the coming years, the City of Madison will complete a watershed study in the Starkweather Creek watershed. The watershed study will identify causes of existing by using a computer model to assist with the evaluations.

Starkweather Creek watershed extends from the airport to Olbrich Park and as far east as Reiner Road.
The Starkweather Creek watershed drains to Lake Monona near Olbrich Park.

 

Rain Gauge measures the rainfall at Eken Park
Rain Gauge measures the rainfall at Eken Park.
Level logger measures the level of the water in Starkweather Creek when it rains.
Level logger measures the level of the water in Starkweather Creek when it rains near Union St.

Project Limits

Information will be posted when available.

Project Schedule

While the City does not have a start date for this study, once underway, it is expected to take over 18 months. During this time, the City will look at the watershed as a whole to make sure solving a flooding problem upstream won’t push more water downstream and cause more flooding.

Public Involvement 

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates and times are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

Information will be posted when available.

City Meetings, Process 

Information will be posted when available.

Additional Resources

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. Please report any flooding you’ve experienced.