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New Floodplain Mapping

Curious to see if your house or business is in
Shoal Creek's 100-year storm floodplain?

In the wake of the Memorial Day floods,
floodplain maps for Shoal Creek have
been updated.

Learn More



Working together to improve Shoal Creek for all Austinites - present and future.



News + Events


  • Riverside Resources Pays it Forward
    Riverside Resources Pays it Forward
    We have some great news to announce as Austin development company Riverside Resources, responsible for construction of the Fifth & West condominium tower, has made a donation of $320,000.00 to the City of Austin. This donation will provide funding for…
  • Susan Rieff and Amy Wanamaker Appointed To Conservancy Board
    Susan Rieff and Amy Wanamaker Appointed To Conservancy Board
    We are very pleased to announce today the appointment of Susan Rieff and Amy Wanamaker to the Shoal Creek Conservancy Board of Directors. Susan and Amy possess a wealth of knowledge and varied experience which will help make their leadership…
  • New Shoal Creek Floodplain Mapping Available
    New Shoal Creek Floodplain Mapping Available
    Curious to see if your house or business is in Shoal Creek's 100-year storm floodplain? In the wake of the 2015 Memorial Day Floods, the floodplain map for Shoal Creek has been updated and can be viewed at the City's…
  • Walking Tour Feedback Needed
    Walking Tour Feedback Needed
    We recently completed another successful series of Spring walking tours. We love hosting them, you love attending them, but we want to make them even better. If you can spare 2.7 minutes, please consider filling out our Walking Tour Survey…


Field Notes


  • Where Goes The Water?
    Where Goes The Water?
      The year 2014 has choked to a close. As the cloud of dust settles, let’s see how we fared in this historic drought that still has us in its grasp. Austin averages 32.15 inches of rain per year. In…
  • Ducks in the Desert
    Ducks in the Desert
    If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands...Douglas Adams Shoal Creek is a waterfowl wasteland.…
  • Cabomba!
    Cabomba!
    The city traps trash at the mouth of Shoal Creek. The garbage is most noticeable after a heavy rain, when tons of waste are swept down the creek to Lady Bird Lake. The trap at the mouth of Shoal Creek, at least in theory, keeps trash out of Lady Bird Lake and in a spot where it is easier to collect.
  • The Drake Bridge Dilemma
    The Drake Bridge Dilemma
    There are only a handful of river crossings in Austin between the major freeways that hem in the city on the east and west. Between Interstate 35 and MoPac (Highway 1), there are only three bridges - Congress, First, and…