This is a partnership between the Watershed Protection and Parks and Recreation Departments. The project will help clean stormwater from upstream development and improve water quality in Williamson Creek. Visite esta página en español.
This project will repair and stabilize approximately 1,800 linear feet along the banks of Bitter Creek in the Indian Hills Subdivision. It will protect up to 67 houses from further erosion.
This feasibility study will assess possible solutions to improve water quality and erosion along the Clarkson Tributary of Boggy Creek.
This project will reduce the risk of flooding of homes, yards and streets through an upgraded storm drain system that includes detention pond improvements, upgraded storm drain pipe and new storm drain inlets.
The Brentwood neighborhood was developed before the City adopted the current stormwater code. Erosion in the area currently threatens streets, utilities, and houses. This study will generate feasible, cost-effective solutions to flooding and stream erosion and incorporate water quality solutions for stormwater runoff.
This project will improve the storm drain system in the South Lamar neighborhood and help protect the area from flooding.
We will be removing trash and burned municipal waste from a stream that leads to Fort Branch Creek as well as from City-owned property. Once the trash has been removed, we’ll restore the stream and stabilize the banks.
This project will improve the storm drain system near Avenue A in the Hyde Park neighborhood and reduce the risk of flooding. General project boundaries are Avenue D, W. 33rd St., Guadalupe St. and W. 47th St.
This project will protect yards, trees, buildings and infrastructure by stabilizing the streambank. It will also reduce localized flooding on Jamestown Dr. It will replace a flood-prone culvert on Fairfield Dr. with a bridge.
This project will reduce flooding for houses and roads near Little Walnut Creek between Metric Blvd. and Rutland Dr. It includes a pipe to carry floodwaters, pond improvements at Quail Creek Park and upgrades to water and wastewater pipes.
This study assessed various options to reduce the risk of flooding along Shoal Creek between 15th Street and Lady Bird Lake.
The project will install an underground storm drain system on Mary St. The improvements will relieve pressure on the existing, undersized storm drain system. It will reduce the risk of flooding by adding capacity to the storm drain system.
This project will replace the low water crossing on McNeil Drive with a bridge. The bridge will provide residents with safe access to their neighborhood during floods.
The goal of this project is to reduce the risk of flooding for 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.
This project will help protect the North Acres neighborhood from flooding.
This project will improve the storm drain system in part of the Oak Knoll neighborhood. The project is located between Woodcrest Drive and Jollyville Road and between Broad Oaks Drive and Columbia Oaks Drive.
Watershed Protection is planning two projects to reduce flooding in the Oak Park and Oak Acres subdivisions.
Part of the Watershed Protection Department’s Oak Springs property will continue to be closed to the public to establish vegetation. We have removed multiple trees that had died or were hazardous. We also removed invasive species, trash and debris. In addition, Public Works constructed a sidewalk.
This project will increase the safety of motorists and first responders during floods at the low water crossing on Old San Antonio Road. It includes installing a cul-de-sac and permanent gates.
Onion Creek is Austin’s largest watershed and is particularly vulnerable to flooding. The projects in lower Onion Creek are mostly complete. Buyouts are ongoing in the upper Onion Creek area.
The Rain Catcher Pilot Program (RCPP) is a comprehensive effort to integrate and leverage the City’s existing Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) programs and resources. RCPP incorporates existing Watershed Protection and Austin Water discounts, rebates, capital funding, and educational programs with the goal of increasing the prevalence of cisterns and rain gardens that achieve both stormwater management and water conservation objectives.
This project will help improve water quality in Waller Creek and Lady Bird Lake. The project includes a grassy meadow in the Highland Neighborhood Park that will capture and treat stormwater during wet weather. The stormwater comes from 76 acres of rooftops and roadways surrounding the park.
Severe erosion has occurred along an artificial drainage channel, known as Country Club West, in Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metropolitan Park. The erosion undermined the pedestrian bridge that used to be in the park, threatens the ball fields, trails and parkland, and makes the channel too unstable to support a new bridge.
The Watershed Protection Department has completed two projects in response to a landslide that occurred along Shoal Creek just north of Pease Park: rerouting a storm drain line and stabilizing the streambank of Shoal Creek.
Austin and other communities within Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District have updated the floodplain maps for Upper Brusy Creek, including portions of Lake, Rattan and South Brushy Creeks.
This project will replace the pond’s original clay liner that no longer functions as designed and therefore no longer holds water. In this condition, some of the captured stormwater could leak into the aquifer below. To prevent this, the Watershed Protection Department is installing a geomembrane liner that will protect the aquifer with a much longer design life than a clay liner. The project will also replace the existing concrete overflow weir and restore plants around the wet pond.
The Warren Street Flood Risk Reduction project will improve the drainage system in the area along Exposition Blvd., Warren St., Carlton Road, Mount Laurel Lane and Hillview Road in the Tarrytown neighborhood.
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.
This project will repair and stabilize approximately 1,800 linear feet along the banks of the Richmond Tributary to Williamson Creek. This project will protect yards, trees, buildings and infrastructure by stabilizing the streambank. It will also replace flood-prone culverts at Philco Drive and Green Forest Drive.
Watershed Protection is working on a project to help with flooding along Williamson Creek from West Gate to South Congress Ave.