Watershed Engineering’s mission is to protect lives and property from the devastating effects of flooding. Flash flooding is Austin’s top weather-related emergency. Floods in Austin continue to take lives and can cause millions of dollars in damage.

We take a broad approach to flood protection:

Preventive Measures

  • We monitor storms and creeks, barricade flooded roads and assist emergency responders.
  • We regulate development to prevent future problems.
  • We provide advice on protecting homes and businesses.
  • We create and maintain floodplain maps and models.

Structural Solutions

  • We build detention ponds, flood walls, storm drain systems and other projects. Learn more about some of our larger projects on our project page.

Inspection and Maintenance

  • We inspect dams and creek crossings and make repairs as needed.

Flooding of Waller Creek in 1998

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