Western Milwaukee Flood Control Area Map

Western Milwaukee Phase 2B Survey

Western Milwaukee Phase 2B Flood Risk Reduction Project Survey

We want to know what you think! Take 5-minutes to tell give us your feedback by August 15. 

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is partnering with the City of Milwaukee and City of Wauwatosa to make flood risk reduction improvements along the Menomonee River in Western Milwaukee along West State Street between North 60 Street and USH 175, shown on the map above. 

When completed this project will create over three acres of prairie vegetation. There will be a variety of plants, trees, and shrubs that help soak up rainwater, provide a home for birds, butterflies, and wildlife, and absorb carbon dioxide that contributes to climate change. For this project, trees can only be planted far enough away from the levee so that roots do not negatively impact the ability of the levee to hold back floodwater. 

For more information about the project visit the Western Milwaukee Phase 2B Flood Risk Reduction Project page. To listen to a recording of the virtual public meeting MMSD hosted on August 12 click here and follow the prompts to view in your browser and connect to the recorded meeting.

Today we want your feedback on how the plants will look! 

Below are three graphics of how the project area could look when completed. The viewpoint of these graphics is as if you are standing on the binoculars on the map above looking west towards the Hawley Road bridge.

Please use the arrows on the side of the images to view the three different options.

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    Graphic A Description

    This picture features:

    • Native prairie with light colored flowers growing 1-4 feet tall
    • Large, wide trees which will grow to be 50-60 feet tall and nearly 60 feet wide
    • Shrubs that are both open (orange) and compact (white)
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    Graphic B Description

    This picture features:

    • Native prairie with dark colored flowers growing 1-4 feet tall
    • Shorter, narrow trees which will grow to be 40-50 feet tall and 20-30 feet wide
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    Graphic C Description

    This picture features:

    • Grassland which has a more uniform appearance that grow 2-4 feet tall
    • Shorter, wide trees which will grow to be about 40 feet tall and 30 feet wide (close to bridge)
    • Shrubs that are both open (orange) and compact (green, close to flood wall)

1. WHICH ONE OF THE THREE GRAPHICS ABOVE IS YOUR FAVORITE? (To view the three options, use the arrows on the side of the images above.)







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