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County Executive's Office

12 PM Sunday Update – Dane County Flooding

August 26, 2018
Brent S. Kyzer-McHenry 608-443-6096
County Executive



Watershed Water Flows

    • The water flow volumes moving out of the Yahara watershed now exceed incoming levels from the north watershed areas.
    • Dane County Land & Water resources has completed a substantial clean-up of debris in the Yahara river areas to improve flow and increase water volumes. They will continue to work in other problem areas as needed.
    • Water flows have reduced to below the peak flow of 330,000 gallons per minute at last measurement.

United Way 2-1-1 – DAMAGE REPORTING

    • As of yesterday, the United Way’s 2-1-1 reported receiving more than 1200 individual reports of private property damage from Dane County. Please be sure to report damage as soon as possible.
    • Other agencies are collecting damage assessments, but 2-1-1 reporting is essential. – REPORTING IS AVAILABLE BY PHONE OR ONLINE
    • Many communities have limited reports on file. These are essential for additional assistance.


Red Cross Shelters

    • Mazomanie Elementary School (CLOSED AS OF THIS MORNING)
    • Madison West High School (STILL OPEN)

Reopened Roads

    • Hwy 14 (Middleton to Cross Plains) – NOW OPEN

Previous Important Information:

Remaining Road Closures & Detours

    • Hwy 14 bridge west of Black Earth approaches washed out
    • CTH J (Old Military Rd to CTH S)
    • CTH G (CTH J to Marsh Lane)
    • 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.

Lake Access / Slow – No Wake

    • Due to increasing lake levels and substantial amounts of floating debris, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office is requesting boaters to avoid Dane County lakes over the weekend. A strict slow – no wake restricting is in effect.

Additional Sandbagging Resources

    • The County has received an additional sandbagging machine which has been assembled will arrive at approximately 5:00 p.m. and will deployed to areas in need.

Want to Volunteer?

    • We are requesting that volunteers not self-dispatch to locations. Sign-up to volunteer at

Want to Donate?

    • Do not bring unsolicited items to municipalities. Consider a donation to the Red Cross, so that resources can be appropriately distributed where needed.


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