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File #: 59194    Version: 1 Name: Amending the 2020 Stormwater Utility Operating Budget to fund additional watershed studies for the Willow Creek Watershed and the Yahara River/Isthmus Watershed.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/21/2020 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 2/4/2020 Final action: 2/4/2020
Enactment date: 2/7/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00112
Title: Amending the 2020 Stormwater Utility Operating Budget to fund additional watershed studies for the Willow Creek Watershed and the Yahara River/Isthmus Watershed.
Sponsors: Tag Evers, Keith Furman, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Marsha A. Rummel
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution amends the 2020 Stormwater Utility Operating Budget to increase the budget for consulting services by $700,000 to fund additional watershed studies as part of the City’s flood mitigation efforts. The 2020 Adopted Operating Budget included $700,000 in funding for watershed studies, with a projected rate increase of approximately 10%. This funding will impact the Utility’s rates with a projected additional increase of approximately 3%, resulting in an overall increase of approximately 13% in 2020.

$700,000 84110-54645
($700,000) 84110-48510

Title
Amending the 2020 Stormwater Utility Operating Budget to fund additional watershed studies for the Willow Creek Watershed and the Yahara River/Isthmus Watershed.
Body
PREAMBLE

The City of Madison Engineering Division is proposing to continue the work on watershed and flood studies in response to the extreme rain events over the past several years, and expand that work into additional watersheds. The August 2018 historic event highlighted the need for a comprehensive approach to Stormwater management. These studies are designed to identify deficiencies in the storm system, complete alternatives analysis for flood mitigation solutions, estimate the cost of those solutions, and prioritize the options for future budget cycles.

WHEREAS, in 2019, the Stormwater Utility initiated an extensive and comprehensive series of studies to look at flood mitigation potential on the west and near westside of Madison. The areas studied include the Stricker’s Mendota, Spring Harbor, West Wingra, Pheasant Branch, McKenna Greentree, East Badger Mill Creek and Dunn’s Marsh Watersheds, and;

WHEREAS, these seven studies were funded under the Citywide Flood Mitigation Program, and;

WHEREAS, The Stormwater Utility had invested in InfoSWMM, a modeling software used to perform highly technical and advanced modeling of hydrology and hydraulics of the stormwater systems and used to determine flood risks, an...

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