This is a partnership between the Watershed Protection and Parks and Recreation Departments. The project will help clean stormwater from upstream development and improve water quality in Williamson Creek. Visite esta página en español.
This project will repair and stabilize approximately 1800 linear feet of a degraded channel in the Indian Hills Subdivision and protect up to 67 houses from further erosion.
The Brentwood neighborhood was developed before the City adopted the current stormwater code. Erosion in the area currently threatens streets, utilities, and houses. This study will generate feasible, cost-effective solutions to flooding and stream erosion and incorporate water quality solutions for stormwater runoff.
This project will improve the storm drain system in the South Lamar neighborhood and help protect the area from flooding.
We will be removing trash and burned municipal waste from a stream that leads to Fort Branch Creek as well as from City-owned property. Once the trash has been removed, we’ll restore the stream and stabilize the banks.
This project will improve the storm drain system near Avenue A in the Hyde Park neighborhood and reduce the risk of flooding. General project boundaries are Avenue D, W. 33rd St., Guadalupe St. and W. 47th St.
This project will protect yards, trees, buildings and infrastructure by stabilizing the streambank. It will also reduce localized flooding on Jamestown Dr. It will replace a flood-prone culvert on Fairfield Dr. with a bridge.
This project will reduce flooding for houses and roads near Little Walnut Creek between Metric Blvd. and Rutland Dr. It includes a pipe to carry floodwaters, pond improvements at Quail Creek Park and upgrades to water and wastewater pipes.
The project will install an underground storm drain system on Mary St. The improvements will relieve pressure on the existing, undersized storm drain system. It will reduce the risk of flooding by adding capacity to the storm drain system.
We are planning a project to upgrade the low water crossing on McNeil Drive near north Mopac.
The goal of this project is to reduce the risk of flooding for houses and yards near Meredith Street in the Tarrytown neighborhood with an updated storm drain system. The project will also help improve water quality and erosion issues.
This project will help protect the North Acres neighborhood from flooding.
This project will improve the storm drain system in part of the Oak Knoll neighborhood. The project is located between Woodcrest Drive and Jollyville Road and between Broad Oaks Drive and Columbia Oaks Drive.
Watershed Protection is planning two projects to reduce flooding in the Oak Park and Oak Acres subdivisions.
The Watershed Protection Department’s Oak Springs property will be temporarily closed to the public for maintenance. We have removed multiple trees that had died or were hazardous. We also removed invasive species, trash and debris and reseeded the area. In addition, Public Works constructed a sidewalk.
This project will increase the safety of motorists and first responders during floods at the low water crossing on Old San Antonio Road. It includes installing a cul-de-sac and permanent gates. Visite esta página en español.
Onion Creek is Austin’s largest watershed and is particularly vulnerable to flooding. The projects in lower Onion Creek are mostly complete. Buyouts are ongoing in the upper Onion Creek area.
The Rain Catcher Pilot Program (RCPP) is a comprehensive effort to integrate and leverage the City’s existing Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) programs and resources. RCPP incorporates existing Watershed Protection and Austin Water discounts, rebates, capital funding, and educational programs with the goal of increasing the prevalence of cisterns and rain gardens that achieve both stormwater management and water conservation objectives.
This project will help improve water quality in Waller Creek and Lady Bird Lake. The project includes a grassy meadow in the Highland Neighborhood Park that will capture and treat stormwater during wet weather. The stormwater comes from 76 acres of rooftops and roadways surrounding the park.
Severe erosion has occurred along an artificial drainage channel, known as Country Club West, in Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metropolitan Park. The erosion undermined the pedestrian bridge that used to be in the park, threatens the ball fields, trails and parkland, and makes the channel too unstable to support a new bridge.
This feasibility study will assess possible solutions to flooding along Shoal Creek between 15th Street and Lady Bird Lake.
The Watershed Protection Department is coordinating the response to a slope failure or landslide. The landslide occurred along Shoal Creek just north of Pease Park.
Austin and other communities within Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District have updated the floodplain maps for Upper Brusy Creek, including portions of Lake, Rattan and South Brushy Creeks.
The Watershed Protection Department and the Union Pacific Railroad are working in cooperation on this project to help with flooding along Whispering Valley Road and in the West Cow Path area.
Watershed Protection is working on a two-phase, flood-related project along the middle portion of Williamson Creek. The project area includes approximately 250 properties near Stassney Lane between the railroad track and South Congress.
<p>This video shows the Watershed Protection Department staff’s report to the Environmental Commission in May 2017. This report includes the preliminary project schedule, the project history, and the larger planned project. See the timeline section below for the current project schedule.</p>
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