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Projects In Our Watershed

“Our Water Program goals are to reduce flood risk and restore the health of Shoal Creek”
– Shoal Creek Consevancy

The Eighteen ‘Supertrees’ Of Singapore’s Gardens
By The Bay Are At Once Vertical Gardens, Solar Power
Generators And Stormwater Management Features,
Harvesting Rainwater For Irrigation And Use In Architectural
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"City + Water" Showcase

City + Water is an international showcase of innovative stormwater management and flood mitigation. With case studies ranging in geography from Singapore to Denmark, and in status for operational to design concept, the showcase was compiled by the Shoal Creek Conservancy to inspire discussion within the community in advance of two key Shoal Creek watershed studies commencing in 2017: the Shoal Creek Flood Mitigation Study and the Shoal Creek Watershed Action Plan.

Visit the online showcase here. Download a PDF version of the showcase here.

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Shoal Creek Flood Mitigation Study

The Shoal Creek Flood Mitigation Study is an important City of Austin-led initiative which will assess various approaches to flood mitigation in the Shoal Creek watershed (specifically between 15th Street and Lady Bird Lake), how well they may reduce flooding, and implicit challenges with their implementation and cost.

STATUS: Ongoing

UPDATE: The first open house as part of this study process is scheduled for March 9, 2017, from 6-8 pm at Cirrus Logic. Learn more about the study and meeting here.

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Shoal Creek Watershed Action Plan

The Shoal Creek Conservancy leads a public-private coalition that will create a community-driven plan to restore and protect Shoal Creek, providing a path to resilient, healthy and safe watercourse. The plan will build on findings from the City’s Shoal Creek Flood Mitigation Study and also address water quality, erosion, habitat and spring flow challenges. It will be the first watershed-specific plan in the City of Austin and serve as a model for urban watershed restoration.

Visit the Watershed Action Plan page to learn more.

Support the plan here.


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