Spring Harbor Watershed Study
Last Updated: 02/24/2020
UPDATE: Upcoming Public Input Meeting at Muir Elementary
The second Public Input Meeting for the Spring Harbor Watershed Study will occur on Monday, February 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Muir Elementary School Gymnasium/Cafeteria, 6602 Inner Drive.
We will present the completed, new, drainage model of existing flooding conditions. We invite watershed residents to ground-truth the model results. Additionally, it will be another opportunity to ask questions and hear about our next steps. There are not any proposed solutions at this time. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may review the presentation at your leisure: Spring Harbor Public Information Meeting 2-Existing Conditions Presentation
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.
Focus Group Meetings
In the summer and fall of 2019, the City of Madison Engineering Division hosted a variety of focus groups for known flooding areas within the watershed.
The following focus group meetings occured in this watershed:
- Mineral Point Park to Owen Park, 4-5 p.m., Aug. 28, Corner of Quarterdeck Dr and the bike path, about 150 feet north of the intersection of Landfall Dr and Quarterdeck Dr on the east side of the street
- Owen Park Concrete Channel, 6-7 p.m., Aug. 29, Corner of Forsythia Pl. and Bordner Drive
- Regent Street, Burnett Drive and Calumet Circle, 4-5 p.m., Aug. 29, Corner of Burnett Drive and S. Kenosha Drive
- Marbella Condo Association, 2-3 p.m., Aug. 30, Outside Marbella Tennis Court gates near corner of South Yellowstone Drive and Mineral Point Road
- Oakwood Village Association, 2-3 p.m., Sept. 18, inside meeting room of Oakwood Village Center for Arts and Education
- Bordner Park, 6-7 p.m., Sept. 19, Bordner Park Playground, 5600 Elder Place in center of park
- West Towne Pond, 3-4 p.m., Sept. 16, Schwoegler Park Towne Lanes Banquet Hall, 444 Grand Canyon Drive
- Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association, 5-6 p.m., Oct. 3, Spring Harbor Park Playground (corner of Spring Harbor Drive and Lake Mendota Drive)
Public Information Meetings
The first public information meeting for this watershed was held on April 25, 2019.
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.