A watershed is an area of land that drains to a common waterway, such as a lake, river, or wetland. Activities that occur within a watershed affect that watershed’s natural resources including land, water, and air.
Through watershed management, our department implements programs, initiatives and projects, on the land and in waterways that both protect and improve these resources. Working at a watershed-scale makes it possible to focus efforts and make meaningful impacts.
An overview of our goals, why they're important, and initiatives we're involved with to address.Learn More
Descriptions of current highlighted projects. Check back to stay up-to-date on our activities.Learn More
Tracking our progress on improvements to natural resources which provide ecosystem benefits.Learn More
Interactive online map that shows detailed surface water drainage in Dane County.Learn More