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File #: 55061    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a non-competitive agreement with the USGS to install and manage rain gauge and flow monitoring stations in conjunction with the City’s watershed and flood studies.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/12/2019 In control: Engineering Division
On agenda: 4/16/2019 Final action: 4/16/2019
Enactment date: 4/22/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00286
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a non-competitive agreement with the USGS to install and manage rain gauge and flow monitoring stations in conjunction with the City’s watershed and flood studies. (9th and 19th AD)
Sponsors: Keith Furman, Paul E. Skidmore, Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Attachments: 1. US Geological Survey Non-Competitive Selection Request - CC Approval Required March 2019.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a non-competitive agreement with the USGS to install and manage rain gauge and flow monitoring stations as part of the City’s watershed and flood studies. The estimated contract cost is $300,000.

These efforts are funded in the 2019 Adopted Budget as part of the Citywide Flood Mitigation program in the Stormwater Utility’s capital budget. The 2019 Adopted Budget includes $7.57 million for the program. The full cost of the program is funded by GO Borrowing.

Title
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a non-competitive agreement with the USGS to install and manage rain gauge and flow monitoring stations in conjunction with the City’s watershed and flood studies. (9th and 19th AD)
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PREAMBLE
The City of Madison Engineering Division is proposing to conduct watershed and flood studies for the west and near west sides as a result of extreme rain events over the past several years. The August 2018 historic event has highlighted the need for a comprehensive approach to Stormwater management to assist with identification of deficiencies on the system, project alternatives analysis for potential flood mitigation solutions, as well as prioritization and budgeting for future improvements to the system. To support the watershed and flood studies the City will need to provide rain gauge and flow monitoring in the watersheds in order to calibrate the models for accuracy based on known rain fall events. This contract will be a multi-year analysis (2019-2020).

WHEREAS, the Common Council has authorized funding for the Citywide Flood Mitigation program to further assist with flood studies and mitigation efforts; and

WHEREAS, rain gauge and flow monitoring data are necessary for completion of the stormwater models and are needed to accurately calibrate the models to meet real life rainfall events; and

WHEREAS, the USGS has successfully completed similar types of data monitoring for other studies that have b...

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