Publications & Documents

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Yahara Lakes Advisory Group 2: 2012 Final Recomendations

Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey » Groundwater Recharge in Dane County, Wisconsin: Estimating Recharge Using a GIS-Based Water-Balance Model  (click to visit the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey Website to download report) 
Hydrogeologists at the Survey developed a groundwater management tool to help guide land-use decisions in Dane County. The publication describes the inputs used to calculate recharge and includes a reduced-scale version of the recharge map.

Hydrologic, Ecologic, and Geomorphic Responses of Brewery Creek to Contruction of a Residential Subdivision, Dane County Wisconsin, 1999-2002 (Acrobat .pdf format), Selbig, W.R., Jopke, P.L., Marshall, David W., and Sorge, M.J. 2004. A multidisciplinary study incorporating stream flow, water-quality sampling, and physical, ecological, and biological metrics was done on a segment of Brewery Creek to assess in stream effects from a nearby residential construction site. The development complied with the Dane County Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Ordinance requirements.

Thermal Impact Educational Material (Acrobat .pdf format). Understanding Thermal Impact - this educational material explains how several factors interact to determine runoff temperatures from developed areas. It also demonstrates the potential effectiveness of runoff temperature reduction practices for different development scenarios. K. Arrington, 2003. Also see the corresponding Thermal Model webpage and the Thermally Sensitive Areas in the Land & Water Resources Viewer (Interactive Map).

Quantifying Decreases in Stormwater Runoff from Deep Tilling, Chisel Plowing, and Compost-Amendment (Acrobat .pdf format), J. Balousek, 2003

Potential Water Quality Impacts of Stormwater Infiltration (Acrobat .pdf format), J. Balousek, 2002.

Soil Erosion from Two Small Construction Sites, Dane County, Wisconsin (report in .html format). This was a one-year project to investigate sediment loading produced at typical construction sites in Dane County, Wisconsin. Cooperating partners in the project include the U.S. Geological Survey, Dane County Land Conservation Department, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Predicting Erosion Rates on Construction Sites using the Universal Soil Loss Equation in Dane County, Wisconsin
(Adobe .pdf format). Also see the corresponding EXCEL soil loss spreadsheet program.

An Introduction to Soil Compaction and the Subsoiling Practice (Adobe .pdf format), A. Roa, Urban Conservationist, 1998.