Storm Water Work Begins along Manitou WayMONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
A stormwater detention pond is being built near Manitou Way in the Arboretum. This new facility will intercept urban storm water sediment that is filling in Arboretum wetlands and Lake Wingra.
At Manitou Way, 167 million gallons of runoff flows from Madison’s west side into the Arboretum and Lake Wingra each year.
The new pond will have a wetland border that will give it a natural appearance. A shallow shelf will be included around the pond for safety.
The project is funded by the State of Wisconsin, UW–Madison, the City of Madison with planning by the UW–Madison Arboretum.