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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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Erosion Control & Stormwater Management Manual

  • Overview of the requirements of Dane County's Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Ordinance and permit processes.
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USLE for Construction Sites

  • An Excel spreadsheet to help calculate the Universal Soil Loss Equation and estimate soil loss from sheet and rill erosion on 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 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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