Sawyer Creek Floodplain Update

The City of Oshkosh and its consultant, Strand Associates, Inc. have been working together to mitigate flooding within the city since 2001.  The city and Strand have collaborated on projects within the Sawyer Creek Watershed to rebuild bridges and construct new bridges, perform dredging near the confluence of the Fox River, restore streambank and construct the James Road Detention Basin.  The city has also worked with other consulting engineers to provide additional detention basins within the watershed.  The complementary projects have significantly reduced flooding within the Sawyer Creek corridor.

The completion of these projects have altered the extents of the 100-Year Floodplain and Floodway.  A portion of Sawyer Creek is regulated by Winnebago County Chapter 26, Floodplain Zoning Code. As a result, the proposed revisions to Sawyer Creek floodplain maps are subject to approval and adoption by appropriate community action. The following links contain additional information: