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The Highway 14 bridge over Black Earth Creek on the east side of the village was heavily damaged during the historic rains and flooding in August, and the Wolf Run Trail located under the bridge was washed out.
Of the $3.2 million approved Tuesday, $2 million would be for paying the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District for treating excessive amounts of runoff water.
The long stretch of rainy days and nights in Madison is expected to continue for two more days, potentially causing more flooding.
The flooding from the storm damaged the Highway 14 bridge over Black Earth Creek, which will be repaired with the $683,050 emergency contract.
On Tuesday, Parisi announced the plan, which will include funds for recovery from the devastating rains on Aug. 20, current and future lake-level management and new practices to encourage storm water absorption and detention moving forward.
Multiple choke points have been created by built-up sediment, bridges over the river and aquatic plant growth, slowing down water movement and extending the time it takes to lower lake levels after a storm.
"There's one practical solution to this problem, and it's easily within our grasp," Soglin said. "That is to lower the level of our lakes."
Flooding and tornado damage estimates in Wisconsin reached almost a quarter-billion dollars from storms that ravaged the state last month, according to figures sent to FEMA to start the ball rolling on federal aid.
With flood damages fresh in mind and the climate getting wetter, Dane County wants to prevent a worse disaster next time.
Black Earth residents and flood victims through Wisconsin got good news from the state on Friday, in regard to bridge work and flood cleanup and repair.
Things are finally returning back to normal in Montello, after massive flooding over the past two weeks shut down the main road in the village and delayed the opening of school.
Work on restoring the very popular Capital City Bike Trail near Monona Terrace took a header Tuesday night, when someone stole seven out of eight pumps being used to pump out floodwater on the trail.
First-floor residents were allowed to return this week, others not until an elevator is operational.
As floodwaters slowly recede, the sun is warming up Madison's lakes and growing new blooms of hazardous bacterial algae.
East Johnson Street, closed along Tenney Park since Aug. 22, has partially re-opened, the city of Madison said Monday.
Shorewood Hills is at the end of a drainage basin into Lake Mendota, meaning all of the water falling onto the northern parts of Madison's Near West and West sides makes its way through the village, Administrator Karl Frantz said.
Many boats were removed from the water, while others must stay within special speed limits.
While the lakes may fall to manageable levels, rain in the coming weeks could cause floodwaters to return, Madison's mayor said.
The nonprofit organization said calls for assistance have tripled in recent weeks as families affected by flooding look for support.
Eastbound Interstate 90/94 is down to one lane Friday morning as crews place sandbags, and additional closures are likely as weekend traffic increases.
State officials are tentatively planning to incorporate weather-related damages in a 20-county area that stretches from La Crosse to Manitowoc.
Up to a foot of rain fell Aug. 27 in the southern half of the state.