Watershed Protection is planning two projects to reduce flooding in the Oak Park and Oak Acres subdivisions.
The project will improve the low water crossing on Oak Blvd. to make the neighborhood more accessible during floods. We will also upgarde the drainage ditches and culverts to handle local runoff. For questions about Oak Acres, please email John Middleton, P.E., or call him at 512-974-3515.
A combination of solutions is needed. Among other changes, the project will include:
Making changes to two channels so they can handle more water and have a natural look.
Directing water from the west into the channels
Enlarging culverts on Oakclaire Dr. and Parkwood Dr.
We encourage residents of this area to take the following steps:
Consider purchasing flood insurance for both the structure and the contents. You do not need to be in a floodplain, and renters can purchase policies too. Rates will be lower now before the floodplain information is submitted to FEMA. Contact your insurance agent.
Have an emergency plan. Please keep in mind that you may be safer staying at your home than trying to escape a flood in your vehicle. Most fatalities during floods happen in vehicles. There are several streets in this neighborhood that may be impassible with enough rain.