The two types of flooding that occur in Madison are Flash flooding and Lake Level flooding. *Note: Please view the story map using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Story maps are not viewable with Internet Explorer.
The City of Madison experienced historic flooding in August 2018. Watch a video that shares how one flooding event impacted Madison in 30 days long term.
What is the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service?
Lake Level Flooding Resources
- Dane County has information about FEMA floodplains and how to read flood maps.
City Groundwater Information
Groundwater flooding can occur in areas that are filled wetlands, particularly on the isthmus, when we experience lots of precipitation over many seasons. This can cause basement flooding, especially in older homes.