City of Madison, WI

10/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/10/2019 17:47

Rain on the Way, Flooding Not Expected

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 5:05pm

Heavy rains are not expected tonight into tomorrow.

Lake Monona and Lake Mendota are managed by Dane County. The City of Madison consults with Dane County on lake level predications. We expect minimal impact on lake levels from the incoming rain over the next day. Less than a half of an inch of rain is expected.

Because thunderstorms are possible, locally heavier rain amounts ate also possible. Residents and visitors are encouraged to monitor the forecast for changing conditions. Residents should avoid parking in areas of the east isthmus that are prone to flash flooding, as a precaution.

There are no road or bike path closures at this time.

Current Lake levels: Oct. 10, 2019

  • Lake Mendota
    • Current elevation: 852.02 feet
    • Down 0.04 feet from Oct. 9, 2019
    • 0.78 feet below the 100-year flood (which is 852.80 feet)
    • 0.72 feet below historic high (Historic High is 852.74, June 6, 2000)
  • Lake Monona
    • Current elevation: 847.43 feet
    • Down 0.03 feet from Oct. 9, 2019
    • 0.27 feet below 100-year flood (which is 847.7 feet)
    • 1.10 feet below the historic high (which is 848.53 feet, Sept. 6, 2018)

Stay informed with the City's flooding website.