Category Archives: Storm water

Storm Water Management versus Ecological Restoration–a review of Pond #1

Fraying of Social and Ecological Connections Sometimes changes to landscape features happen so gradually, and over such a long time frame that we come to take them for granted. If we see them at all, we consider them part of … Continue reading

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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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Madison Plans to Repair Cherokee Drive Storm Water Channel

The City of Madison Engineering Division has announced its intention to re-grade and stabilize portions of the erosion-prone Cherokee Drive (Nakoma Park) storm water channel on the west side of Nakoma Park, just below Cherokee Drive.  A public information meeting … Continue reading

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Proposed Nakoma Park Projects to be Discussed at Public Information Meeting

The City of Madison is holding a public information meeting on Tuesday March 10 to discuss two proposed projects for Nakoma Park that would begin in 2015.  The meeting will be held at Thoreau Elementary School, next to Nakoma Park … Continue reading

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Madison’s Freshwater Resources

This early point in 2015 is a good opportunity to share with you the subjects this blog will cover in the coming year. Among the topics we will be reporting on include, the springs and Madison’s other freshwater resources; restoration … Continue reading

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Fitchburg’s Rapid Land Use Expansion Plans Raise Concerns

Madison, WI February 28, 2014—On Tuesday February 25 the Fitchburg (Dane County, WI) City Council approved plans to expand sewer and water service to just over 900 acres of open space in the uplands south-east of Madison and overlooking Lake … Continue reading

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Image of The Week, January 20, 2013

Cherokee Drive Storm Water Channel

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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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Start of Controversial Monroe St. Project Validates Neighborhood Concerns About Storm Water Runoff

From the moment this project was first proposed in the Spring of 2013, neighbors and the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association (DMNA) were concerned that sediment and phosphorous-laden storm water would drain off of the site above and run into the nearby … Continue reading

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Green Storm Water Infrastructure at Minnetrista in Muncie

Minnetrista means “gathering place by the waters”, in this case the White River that flows through Muncie in central Indiana.  Minnetrista is also the name of the home of the F.C.Ball family, the folks who gave their name to Ball … Continue reading

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