Erosion Control & Stormwater Management Manual

Dane County's Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Manual provides information to help landowners, developers and consultants meet the requirements of Dane County's Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Ordinance. Chapters 1 through 3 include information on why erosion control and stormwater management is needed, the standards that must be met county-wide, when permits are required, and steps in obtaining an approved plan and permit. Chapter 4 outlines the need for Shoreland Mitigation and the process for obtaining a permit. The appendices include descriptions of 40+ practices that can be used in combination to meet the erosion control, stormwater management, and shoreland mitigation standards.

The manual is available online in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf) through the links provided in the table of contents below. To sign up for the email list to be notified when updates to this Manual are posted on the website, send an email to

Please help Dane County improve this manual by providing suggestions for future editions. Submit proposed changes and additions, including your recommendations on where to observe examples of practices in Dane County, by email or mail. All of the following documents are in Adobe Acrobat format unless otherwise specified.

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