East Badger Mill Creek Watershed Study
Last Updated: 06/09/2020
The City of Madison will be completing a watershed study in the East Badger Mill Creek watershed (as shown below). The watershed study will identify causes of existing flooding and then look at potential solutions to try to reduce flooding. The study will use computer models to assist with the evaluations. This study will be completed by City of Madison water resource engineers.
For more information, please see the Flash Flooding Story Map. *Note: Please view the story map using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Story maps are not viewable with Internet Explorer.
The watershed drains south towards Badger Mill Creek through greenways that have a concrete bottom, and grass side slopes.
This study will begin late-Fall 2019 and is 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 is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 29. The meeting will be held at the Madison Public Library Meadowridge branch (5726 Raymond Rd., Madison, WI 53711), 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 29 Presentation
Watershed Study Information
To learn more about flash flooding and why we are completing a watershed study please visit: Flash Flooding Resilience Story Map. *Note: Please view the story map using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Story maps are not viewable with Internet Explorer.
You can also listen to a presentation about our watershed studies at: Watershed Studies 2019 Audio Presentation
We would like you to share information about the flooding you’ve experienced. Even if you have reported your flooding to 2-1-1, FEMA, or a City official, we need standardized information to calibrate stormwater models that show existing flooding conditions. Additionally, the flood data helps the City prioritize different flood projects and future watershed studies Please report any flooding you’ve experienced at: www.cityofmadison.com/reportflooding
- City of Madison Flooding website
- Engineering Waterways Newsletter
- Flood Prevention Flyer and website
- LISTEN: Everyday Engineering Podcast Episode: Basement Drainage
- LISTEN: Everyday Engineering Podcast Episode: Historic Flooding
- LISTEN: Everyday Engineering Podcast Episode: What's going on with the Watershed?