A message from Bob Miller, Mayor of Monona, for the 2015 State of the Lakes Annual Report:
“Although Monona is confined to less than 3.5 square miles of total land size, we are blessed with more than four miles of waterfront on Lake Monona and the Yahara River. This waterfront represents one of the crown jewels of our community. We work closely with Clean Lakes Alliance on water-related projects from the annual Loop the Lake bike ride to promoting our brand new, state-of-the-art Lottes Park boat ramp. Clean Lakes Alliance has been very responsive in supporting our aggressive stormwater treatment programs, where we replace a number of old and decaying stormwater outlets with baffle systems to remove sediment and pollutants.
Urban Actions taken by the City of Monona in 2015:
In 2015, Monona invested in a project in which the City installed four new stormwater treatment devices in high-priority locations. These devices are designed to prevent stormwater from carrying sediment, leaves, floatables, and some oils into Lake Monona and the Yahara River.
Monona also reinforced 200 feet of shoreline with medium rip-rap, replaced two large culverts connecting Sumac and Winnequah Lagoons in Winnequah Park, and upgraded three outfalls with aprons and rock bedding to prevent erosion. Monona dredged built-up sediment at the ends of the new culverts, as well as in front of the 3 outfalls that have been reconditioned.