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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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Lake Wingra Watershed Planning Process–An Overwiew

The City of Madison Engineering Division is leading a planning process to develop a watershed management plan for the 3,500 acre Lake Wingra watershed.   Planning has been underway since February, 2013 with the guidance of a steering team composed … Continue reading

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Free Science Thursday Program Examines Lake Wingra

The family oriented Free Science Thursday program continues this Thursday (August 15, 2013) from 6-7 pm at Wingra Boats with a look at pollutants that harm waterfowl.    The ten-week program on the shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park … Continue reading

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Photos From Lake Wingra Visioning Workshop

For those of you who could not attend the July 30th Lake Wingra Visioning Workshop at Edgewood College, click here to view a few pictures of the design workshop.  Thanks to David H. Thompson for making these photos available to … Continue reading

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Update on Visioning a Sustainable Wingra Watershed

July 31, 2013, Madison, WI–Yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop on designing a sustainable future for the Lake Wingra Watershed.  The design charrette was hosted by Edgewood College’s Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program (click here for … Continue reading

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Winter Road Salt a Persistent Impact on Madison Watersheds, Lakes, and Drinking Water

The road salt (usually sodium chloride) applied on our streets, sidewalks, and driveways to make winter driving and walking easier, does not just disappear once the storm is over.  It mixes with melt water or rainfall and washes down the … Continue reading

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Madison Engineer Reveals Social Experiment Intent of Alum Application

Proposal Designed to Test Public Acceptance of Treating Rainfall As If It Were Part of Sanitary Sewer System Weakened Commitment to Promote Rainfall Infiltration Signals Policy Shift The City of Madison Engineering Division has designed its alum application trial project … Continue reading

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Aldo Leopold and the Lake Wingra Watershed

Aldo Leopold knew the Lake Wingra Watershed like the back of his hand.   One wonders what he would say about its condition today? Leopold lived just outside the Lake Wingra Watershed boundary on Van Hise Avenue near West High School … Continue reading

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Lake Wingra Aquatic Plant Management

According to the Friends of Lake Wingra (FOLW)  and Dane County officials, the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department will hold a public information meeting on Tuesday December 13th to discuss results of the latest Lake Wingra plant sampling, 2012 … Continue reading

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