Tag Archives: Storm water management

Visionary Plans for Monroe Street and Lake Wingra Watershed

Recently we’ve been covering green infrastructure programs locally and nationally.    For example earlier posts described the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative’s “Clean Clear Waters Challenge”; and at the national level the Natural Resource Defense Council’s “Rooftops to Rivers” Emerald City program. … Continue reading

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WEI’s Clean Clear Waters Challenge for Local Builders

If you are interested in conserving and restoring our lands and waters you will be interested in this news release just in from the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative (WEI) inviting you to their latest initiative to move us toward a “sustainable … Continue reading

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“Rooftops to Rivers” Promotes Green Infrastructure for Storm Water Control

What do Aurora and Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin have in common? They are among 14 cities from coast to coast that are on their way to becoming “Emerald Cities” as part of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Rooftops … Continue reading

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Rainy Morning Scenes Around the Watershed

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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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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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Dane County Offers Grants to Reduce Polluted Urban Runoff

Madison, WI August 15, 2013,   From the office of Dane County Executive Joe Parisi comes the encouraging news that $1.5 million in Urban Water Quality grants is available this year to county municipalities to upgrade and improve storm water pipelines … Continue reading

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Unfortunate Setback to University of Wisconsin and Madison Storm Water Management

Research Shows Constructed Storm Water Wetlands in UW-Madison Arboretum are Releasing Phosphorous Engineers Failed to Account for Critical Variables In Design and Implementation of Storm Water Facility, say researchers. Recently constructed storm water wetlands in the Arboretum are releasing and … Continue reading

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