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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Erosion and Stormwater Permit Resources

The following tools and resources may be helpful when applying for permits from our department.

Land & Water Viewer

Interactive mapping application that can be used to create online and printable maps for Erosion Control or Stormwater Management permit applications. 


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Stormwater Manual

Overview of the requirements of Dane County's Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Ordinance and permit processes. Includes links to applications and forms.


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Soil Loss & Sediment Discharge Calculation Tool

Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) spreadsheet used to calculate soil loss and sediment discharge from construction sites.


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Service Provider Registries

A list of consultants that provide surveying, engineering and other services that may be helpful in satisfying department permit requirements.


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Thermally Sensitive Areas & Thermal Model 

Instructions on how to use the Land and Water Viewer online map to determine if your site is located within a thermally sensitive area.


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Framed Inlet Protection Guidance

Proper framed inlet protection guidelines for erosion control plans.  


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Acceptable Native Species for the Shoreland Zone 

Plant species that have been approved for use in establishing a native vegetated buffer to meet shoreland zoning requirements.


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Agricultural Ditch-Tile-Clearing Checklist

Complete this checklist before starting agricultural ditching, repairing tile, or breaking out new land.


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Silt Sock Use Guidelines

Guidelines for proper installation, inspection, and maintenance of silt sock (developed by the Green Tier Clear Waters Initiative Charter).


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