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Middleton experienced historic flooding August 20th, which resulted in significant damage to major roadways, businesses, private homes and Public Lands. Please follow these updates as we continue to keep our citizens informed. Stay Safe!
Added PDF file of Flood Presentation presented at 09/18/2018 Common Council Meeting.
Volunteer Opportunity Information - A volunteer event is being held on Sunday, September 9th in the Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor. Volunteers will focus on garbage and debris clean-up.
Informational Update - PDF version of the presentation provided regarding the flooding in Middleton at this past Tuesday's Common Council Meeting.
Informational Update - Video footage provided by the Middleton Fire Department of the flooding that occurred throughout the City on August 20th.
Informational Update - for our citizens, an interactive map showing areas that received flooding with pictures.
Informational Form from our Building Inspection Staff for Evaluating Water Damaged Electrical Equipment
Flood Damage Control Procedures Information
Flood FAQ document for those of you with questions about the flooding in Middleton
Dane County Department of Emergency Management has established a public website for providing information regarding flood updates throughout the county. Please use this resource and stay safe!
Volunteer Opportunity!As the City continues what will be a long process of clean-up after the storm, we are asking for residents to help. Please check storm sewer inlets in road gutters and clear out sticks and leaves off the grates where possible. This is especially important in low spots along roads and with the weather forecast predicting more rain. We are also asking for help with sandbagging around ponds and other public waterways. Deputy City Clerk Michelle Marx is coordinating volunteers. If you're interested, please email her at email@example.comWe know that many residents are anxious to help clean up in the Pheasant Branch Conservancy, but we are asking that you please continue to stay out of the conservancy areas until the City determines that it is safe to enter. Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of support we have received already in the last few days!
From our Public Works Department: County crews are repairing the eastbound USH 14 washout near Mounds, with the intention of paving it tonight or tomorrow. They expect that to be open before the weekend.City staff swept Deming Way between John Q. Hammons and USH 14, and opened it about 9:00 this morning (8/23).Madison’s portion of Gammon Rd. at the creek crossing (east of Gialamas Way) washed out, and Madison is working to repair it today.The only City roads remaining closed are:1. Gammon Rd. – flooded near Tiedeman Pond (closed between Stonefield Rd. and University Ave. for construction anyway)2. Sweeney Dr. – full length3. Voss Pkwy. – full length
1) Below is relatively good news concerning the Tenney Locks being opened. The Tenney locks regulate how much water is released from Lake Mendota to Lake Monona and other waterways south of Madison. This measure will help Middleton with the flow of water through the Conservancy and Lakeview Park to Lake Mendota. It will not necessarily prevent flooding though. 2) MEDIA RELEASE Lake Levels Increasing – Flooding AnticipatedContact: Josh Wescott 608-266-9069 firstname.lastname@example.orgDate:August 22, 2018Ref #:Lake Flooding Yahara Lakes Rising, Flooding Anticipated Over Next Several DaysAs a result of this week’s record-breaking rains, levels on the Yahara Lakes have been steadily increasing over the past 24 hours.These levels are expected to increase downstream of Lake Mendota, potentially rising another 3-6 inches over the next 24 hours in places along Lakes Monona and Waubesa and eventually Kegonsa.Dane County Emergency Management is coordinating flood preparedness efforts for communities expected to be impacted by these rising lake levels. Hundreds of sandbags and the county’s sandbagging machine are being moved to help property owners. A number of properties in the City of Monona and Town of Dunn may experience flooding in the coming days.Those with properties along the lakes are encouraged to prepare now for potential flooding.Dane County has deployed 10 lake weed cutters into the Yahara River downstream to ensure floodwaters can move through the system of lakes as quickly as possible.Dane County is under a state of emergency as a result of this week’s flooding rains and subsequent devastation.3) Sandbagging near water fronts is a better preventive measure, and we have sand in several locations now: Tiedeman Pond, Middleton Beach Road and Dewey Court. 4) Interested in Volunteering to Help Good Neighbors in Middleton? Michelle Marx, Deputy City Clerk, is coordinating volunteers. Please contact her at email@example.com) For those wanting to catch up on road closures, the only source I can find is Dane County Emergency Management (DCEM), and they are keeping these notices on their Facebook page. In case you don’t have Facebook access, I’ve copied this morning’s update, but it’s inaccurate on Greenway Boulevard which is now fully open at the beltline. Other current local closures in Middleton are Deming Way at John Q. Hammons; Park St./Gammon from Hubbard Avenue to Woodgate Road; Voss Parkway at Middleton Street. Here’s what DCEM has as of 8:30 a.m. today: Federal, state, and county road closures as of 8:30a WE 8/22.The following roads remain closed as of 8:30am:CTH JG a .1 mile north of Overland Rd is down to one laneHighway M in Town of Westport – between Fox Bluff and Signature NOW OPENHwy 14 bridge west of Black Earth approaches washed outHwy 14 (Beltline to Mazomanie)CTH KP (Cross Plains to Mazomanie) NOW OPENHwy F (Hwy 19-Hwy 14)NOW OPENBeltline Ramps closed at Greenway Beltline Ramps closed at Hwy 14***Hwy 69 (Hwy 151 to CTH PB) STILL CLOSED Hwy 69 (CTH PB to CTH A) NOW OPENHwy 78 (CTH A to Green County Line)NOW OPENHwy 78 (Hwy 14 to Hwy 19) NOW OPENCTH H (CTH A to Hwy 78) NOW OPENCTH Z (Hwy 78 to CTH E) NOW OPENCTH J (Old Military Rd to CTH S)CTH G (CTH J to Marsh Lane)CTH PD (Shady Oaks to CTH J) NOW OPENCTH Y (Mazomanie Village Limits)High Water only Road is OPEN:Hwy 19 (Hwy 12 to Hwy 78) CTH F (CTH FF to Pleasant Valley Rd) Detour:A Detour has been set up in Sauk County detouring traffic from Hwy 14 to Hwy 60 to Hwy 12.A Detour has been set up in Iowa County detouring traffic from Hwy 14 to Hwy 60 to Hwy 12.
Sewer Lift Station FloodingFlooded Lift Station. The Middleton Sewer Utility experienced a flooded Sanitary Sewer Lift Station in the Nursery Dr. area of the Airport Road Business Park today. Crews are in the process of getting the pumps back in service. The area around Nursery Dr., Deming Way, Forsythia St. and Confluence Pond have been directly impacted by this outage. Please treat all floodwaters as contaminated. Be aware of the risk of electrocution. Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water. If it is safe to do so, turn off the electricity to prevent electric shock. Avoid wading in floodwater, which can contain dangerous debris and be contaminated. Report missing manhole covers, water flowing across roads or entering your home through sanitary connections. Please contact us with this information. Thank you for your cooperation.
Sanitary sewer overflows reported in wake of overnight storm.MADISON, WIS. – Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District crews are responding to numerous reports of sanitary sewer overflows Tuesday in the wake of Monday evening’s storm.Although the district’s regional wastewater collection system operates separately from municipal storm water sewers, heavy rains infiltrate the wastewater system through multiple ways including basement floor drains.In many areas, flooding and basement backups are resulting from excess stormwater. Sanitary backups are currently being reported in areas of Fitchburg, on Madison’s far West Side near the Madison Marriott West and in the Spring Harbor neighborhood.Residents experiencing flooding including basements backups should:*Treat all floodwaters as contaminated.*Be aware of the risk of electrocution. Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water. If it is safe to do so, turn off the electricity to prevent electric shock.*Avoid wading in floodwater, which can contain dangerous debris and be contaminated.*Report missing manhole covers, water flowing across roads or entering your home through sanitary connections. Contact your local municipality or sanitary district with this information. A list can be found at http://www.madsewer.org/floodassistanceThrough Tuesday morning, the district’s Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment plant recorded peak flow at a rate of 155 million gallons per day, compared with an average daily flow of 42 million gallons. More than two dozen district crew members remain out monitoring the more than 141 miles of district-owned pipe.Through the night, the district’s 18 major pumping stations performed as intended to handle extreme weather, however, as water continued to enter the system Tuesday, the volume in some areas of the system exceeded capacity. Due to continued high waters and volume in various areas of the collection system, residents are encouraged to take steps to reduce water use for the day until system flows return to closer to normal.“Our crews continue to assess the situation and we will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available,” said Michael Mucha, the district’s chief engineer and director. “We appreciate the partnership with our customer communities in addressing the challenges associated with the flooding.”District staff members have notified the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Public Health Madison and Dane County. For more information about Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District’s regional collection system and the Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant, visit www.madsewer.org.
The Middleton Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Middleton to gather private business damage assessment forms for the purposes of an emergency management declaration to the state and federal governments. Please provide your information in the attached form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. We anticipate needing this information by noon Wednesday, but we’ll update you as further information becomes available.Thanks for your work to provide this information, and we wish everyone well as we battle through this catastrophe.Mike Davis, City Administrator
Middleton emergency personnel are now focusing on rescues for people who have been in buildings overnight, including Costco and the Fairfield Inn where the first level of the hotel is inundated with water.City staff are gathering information for estimated public damages for Dane County Emergency Management by 2 p.m. today.
Here is a list of roads that are currently affected:University Pleasant View Rd to Hwy 12Pleasant View Rd North From University to Airport RdAirport Rd Nursery to Pleasant View RdNursery Rd South from Airport to ?Discovery West of RoundaboutDeming At MurphyLaura At LisaGreenway westbound to DemingJohn Q Hammons at DemingVoss Pkwy SweeneyPlease stay safe, Middleton.