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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.

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.

The Watershed Protection Department completed the preliminary engineering report on flooding in the area around U.S. Highway 183 and Jollyville Road. The report evaluated possible ways to reduce the risk of flooding in three problem areas.

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 will be removing multiple trees that have died or are hazardous as well as removing invasive species, trash and debris. In addition, Public Works will be constructing 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.

Four ponds maintained by the City of Austin in the Sendera and Circle C neighborhoods were in need of repair. These ponds were designed with clay liners that had proved inadequate. Their deterioration could lead to polluted stormwater entering the aquifer that feeds Barton Springs. This project replaced the clay liners with modern geomembrane liners. It also improved berms and irrigation systems around the ponds. The pond edges have been revegetated with native wetland plants.

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.

The Watershed Protection Department will be repairing erosion at two locations along the Shoal Creek Trail in the downtown area in 2019. The erosion in these locations is undermining the trail. The repairs will require us to detour the trail.

This project will repair failing storm drain pipes north of the intersection of South Lakeshore Boulevard and Tinnin Ford Road. Leaks in existing storm drain pipes have caused two sinkholes to form in Peace Point at Town Lake Metropolitan Park.

Austin and other communities within Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District are updating 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.