Category Archives: City of Madison Engineering Division

A Look at Storm Water Management Pond #5

The City of Madison Engineering Division has, over the years as the City has expanded, installed six storm water detention ponds on UW-Madison Arboretum property.  This is Pond #5 on Monroe Street. The storm water pond in Curtis Prairie is … Continue reading

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Update on Madison’s Effort to Control Japanese Knotweed Along SW Bike Path

City Making Progress on Controlling Japanese Knotweed An inspection this spring (2016) showed that last fall’s (2015) herbicide application to the knotweed infestation resulted in a reduction in the number of knotweed stems and a reduction in the total area … Continue reading

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Madison Tackles Japanese Knotweed Along SW Bike Path

City Initiates Multi-Year Effort to Eradicate the Pest Plant In August of this year, contractors hired by the City of Madison Engineering division, began a concerted effort to contain two large, well-established Japanese knotweed patches along the SW Bike Path. … Continue reading

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Reminder: Lake Wingra Watershed Management Planning Info Meeting Thursday March 26

A planning effort to develop a watershed wide management plan for the Lake Wingra Watershed has been a long-sought goal of the Friends of Lake Wingra (FoLW).  The Friends of Lake Wingra in partnership and cooperation with the City of … Continue reading

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Monroe Street Reconstruction Planning–Listening Session #2

Monroe Street–an important social, cultural, and economic hub of the Lake Wingra Watershed– is scheduled to be resurfaced and reconstructed in 2015 and 2016.  Residents of the Wingra Watershed will have an opportunity to learn about, and participate in, planning … Continue reading

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Madison Engineering Division Considering Additional Sites for Aluminum Sulfate Application

Watershed planners are recommending that either the Odana Golf Course Pond or the Secret Pond storm water pond in the UW-Madison Arboretum be considered as potential sites for the addition of alum to capture phosphorous in storm water runoff.  This … Continue reading

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Wingra Watershed Planning Steering Team Adjusts Infiltration Goal

Watershed Management Planners Recommend an Achievable Goal of 10% Increased Infiltration Will Retain Long-term Goal of 25% Recovery of Lost Infiltration as Discussion Guide Only From the time of European settlement of the Lake Wingra watershed around the 1830’s to … Continue reading

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Madison Committee on the Environment to Discuss Sentinel Species and Energy Benchmarking

The Committee on the Environment for the City of Madison (Wisconsin) will discuss the possible designation of sentinel (fish) species for the Madison lakes and the creation of energy benchmarking requirements for certain types (public and commercial) of  buildings in … Continue reading

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Brownfields Identifed in Lake Wingra Watershed

The City of Madison will  host a Brownfields Assessment Program Kickoff meeting on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at which time the public will receive an overview of the City’s Brownfields Assessment Program and citizens will also be given an opportunity … Continue reading

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Rainy Morning Scenes Around the Watershed

Posted in Alum application trial, City of Madison Engineering Division, Human impacts on restorations, Lake Wingra, Lake Wingra Watershed, Marion Dunn Pond, Monroe Street construction projects, Storm water, Wingra Park | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment