.By David S. Liebl, Chair, UW-Madison
Arboretum Storm Water Committee
Reprinted from NewsLeaf, Dec. 2007
Two and a half miles northwest of Nakoma Road & Manitou Way, the landscape rises to a small hill just west of Research Park Blvd. From this vantage (43°03.382’N, 89°29.149’W), 272 feet above Lake Wingra, the far horizon features the State Capitol to the east and the driftless area to the west. Low in the landscape, the UW-Arboretum is hidden from view, as is the path of storm water runoff draining from this most western interfluve [divide] between the Mendota and Wingra watersheds.