This project will reduce the risk of flooding in south Austin in an area generally bounded by Barkwood Drive to the south, Comburg Drive to the east, Rustic Oak Lane to the north, and Wagtail Cove to the west.


Watershed Protection has received several flooding complaints of homes, yards and streets in this area. The type of flooding occurring in this neighborhood is known as local flooding. It generally occurs away from creeks. It occurs when the drainage system is overwhelmed by heavy rainfall. In this neighborhood, most stormwater is conveyed by storm drains, ditches/channels and streets to the Comburg detention pond.

This project started preliminary engineering in Fall 2021. In this phase, crews will be working in the area occasionally over the next year to perform field studies, survey, and locate existing utilities. The results of the study will be shared publicly once they are available.


Flood Survey

Please tell us about your experiences with flooding through our online form. There is an option to send flood photos at the end of the form. Please have any photos that you'd like to share ready to upload before filling out the form. This will help us design the most effective solution.

A map of the area near the project and the project boundaries.

Status and Timeline

Our capital improvement projects take many years from start to finish. The process typically includes the following phases:

  • Preliminary Engineering – when a solution is identified and costs are estimated.
  • Design – when the details are worked out and construction plans drawn up.
  • Bidding and Permitting – when a contractor is hired and all permits are acquired.
  • Construction – when the project is built.

This project is currently in the preliminary engineering phase.


Kristina McLaren, Project Sponsor, 512-974-4320

Shobana Angia, Project Manager, 512-974-1581


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