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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Erosion Control & Stormwater Management Manual

The Dane County erosion control and stormwater manual is designed to help landowners, developers, and consultants meet the requirements of Dane County's Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Ordinance and aid in the erosion control and stormwater management permit process.


The manual includes information on why erosion control and stormwater management is needed, the standards that must be met, who needs a permit, and the steps to obtain an approved plan and permit. Approved management practices are also included to assist landowners and builders in selecting a combination of practices to meet the performance standards set by the ordinance. The manual was converted to a “wiki” format to increase accessibility, improve navigation, and allow for more frequent updating.

Please help Dane County improve this manual by e-mailing any errors or suggested improvements to