The occurrence and impact of flooding are issues of increasing concern to Dane County residents.
Severe flood damages over the past decade (notably in 1993, 1996, and 2000) have cost local governments
and property owners tens of millions of dollars. Smaller scale, localized flooding occurs on an annual
basis. The potential exists for future damages to the County's farmland, crops, homes, shorelines, and
There are many actions that communities and individuals can take to reduce their risks of suffering
flood damage. This website provides tips on how to reduce flood damage to property, how to stay safe
during flooding, and how to recover when floods occur.
The most important thing you can do to protect yourself, your home or business, and your community is
to prepare long before a flood takes place.
Revised: October 18, 2007