There are four storm drain projects planned for the Dawson Neighborhood. The largest is the Euclid-Wilson project. The purpose of all four is to improve drainage and reduce flooding of houses, yards and streets.
To help protect the endangered Barton Springs and Austin Blind Salamanders, we are proposing changes to Eliza Spring – that’s the sunken, fenced-off amphitheater area just outside of Barton Springs Pool.
The J.J. Seabrook Stream Restoration, Rain Garden, and Urban Trail Project will transform an area in East Austin to a thriving creek corridor that benefits the environment and the local community.
This project will divert floodwater to a proposed tunnel. The tunnel will run under Mearns Meadow Blvd., and reduce the frequency and depth of flooding for houses and roads between Metric Boulevard and Rutland Drive near Little Walnut Creek.
This project will stabilize approximately 600 feet of eroding streambank along Buttermilk Creek. The project area begins near the intersection of Hemingway Street and Old Town Drive and ends approximately 600 feet downstream. Potential solutions include stabilizing the streambank using natural limestone boulders, mechanically stabilized earth structures and native plants.
This project aims to reduce the flooding of 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.
Watershed Protection is in the planning stages for a project to reduce flooding in the Oak Park and Oak Acres subdivisions.
As a public safety measure, the Watershed Protection Department is buying out flood-prone homes near William Cannon Drive and South Pleasant Valley Road.
In April of 2007, the City discovered evidence of an old illegal dumping site behind the homes on Ridgeway and Pandora in the Homewood Heights Neighborhood.
The Shoal Creek project aims to provide erosion protection in Shoal Creek, improve the quality of stormwater runoff that enters the area, and restore native vegetation along the creek corridor.
For years, Austin’s Waller Creek has been beset by severe flooding, erosion and water quality problems. When completed, the Waller Creek Tunnel will remove over 28 acres of downtown land from the 100-year floodplain.
This project will restore an approximately 1,100 feet of Waller Creek within Eastwoods Park. Most visibly, the project will restore and stabilize the creek’s severely eroding stream banks.
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 will be offering to buyout the most flood-prone homes between South Congress and the railroad track near Stassney Lane. Afterwards, we’ll explore ways to protect the remaining homes in this area from flooding.