Monthly Archives: September 2013

Unintended Negative Impacts of City Projects on the SW Bike Path

Madison, Wisconsin residents who live in the neighborhoods that hug the City’s SW Commuter Bike Path are accustomed to City-sponsored projects that go awry, that yield negative impacts from maintenance activities, or that simply produce the opposite of intended outcomes. … Continue reading

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Public Meeting for Wingra Creek Parkway–Phase 3

From Alder Sue Ellingson (District 13, Madison) comes this message about an opportunity for public input on the continuing Wingra Creek Parkway bank stabilization project: City (of Madison) Engineering (Division) is holding a public meeting to discuss the Wingra Creek … Continue reading

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Late Summer Views of Lake Wingra

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The Council Spring

The Council Spring is so named perhaps because it magically appears from beneath the Kenneth Jensen Wheeler Council Ring near Arbor Drive and Monroe Street.  Together with the nearby Dancing Sands Spring the two were once collectively known as the … Continue reading

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Wingra Watershed Planning–Infiltration Team Recommends 25% Increase in Infiltration to Groundwater

In the Lake Wingra Watershed in an average year, the surface (storm water) runoff  from rainfall, snow melt, and other sources, totals an estimated 82,968,732 cubic feet (or 620,649,732 gallons.)  Of this volume, 37,892,637 cubic feet (283, 456,637 gallons) is … Continue reading

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