Starkweather Creek Watershed Study
This watershed study is NOT in progress. In the coming years, the City of Madison will complete a watershed study in the Starkweather Creek watershed (as shown below). The watershed study will identify causes of existing by using a computer model to assist with the evaluations.
Currently, the City doesn’t know when the study will begin, but, knowing the study is one of the next priorities, the City installed monitoring equipment within the watershed to collect data that can be used once the study begins.
For more information about why the City is completing watershed studies, please see the Flash Flooding Story Map.
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.
Watershed Study Information
To learn more about flash flooding and why the City plans to complete 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 Report Flooding Portal. 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.
- City of Madison Flood 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?