City of Madison Engineering remembers historic flooding

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- New pavement, sidewalks, storm drains and people might not know a year ago certain roads crumbled to floodwaters.

A portion of Deming Way near Greenway Station in Middleton was impassable in the historic flooding. The road gave way to rising floodwaters forcing chunks to break off, sidewalks nonexistent and electrical wires exposed to the elements.

The City of Madison Engineering Department had their work cut out for them to repair the infrastructure damaged across the metro area. A year later the department has made changes to their communications process for people. Creating a Facebook page, flooding website, focus groups, weekly flooding reports and a new podcast 'Everyday Engineering.'

The aftermath of the flooding led to new watershed studies and research by the department. Looking at best practices of water flow to prevent another historic flooding event from happening.

The new "Everyday Engineering" podcast is available on Google Play and iTunes. For more information about resources for people put on by the City of Engineering Department: click here.