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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Flood Prevention Initiatives

Learn more about initiatives to reduce future flooding and improve Dane County's ability to respond to flooding.

2019 County Budget to Address Flooding
On October 1, 2018, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi released the 2019 budget, which contains several new areas of funding directly related to flooding.

Task Force
The Dane County Board adopted 2018 Res-227 that calls for a technical report to identify ways to address flooding on the Yahara chain of lakes and the creation of a task force to make policy recommendations.

Flood Forecasting
The Land & Water Resources Department is developing flood forecast models with the goal of reducing the number of flood disasters and recovering quickly if a flood disaster occurs. These models help better predict flooding and prepare the community. A model will eventually be part of the Yahara INFOS system.