This project will reduce the risk of flooding in east Austin in an area generally south of Riverside Drive between Parker Lane and Willow Creek Drive.


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 Willow Creek Pond.

This project started preliminary engineering in the January 2022. 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

Residents have reported 11 locations of house flooding, 3 locations of yard flooding, and 5 locations of street flooding. Please tell us about your experiences with flooding through our online form. This will help us design the most effective solution. There is an option to send flood photos at the end of the form. Please have any photos that you would like to share ready to upload before filling out the form.

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Map of Project Area

Map showing project area

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.