City of Austin Performance Report 2015-16

Number of Structures/Roadways with Increased Flood Hazard Protection-Project Completed 

Measure Description 
This performance measure represents the Watershed Protection Department’s efforts to reduce flooding conditions within the city through improvement projects designed to reduce creek and localized flood hazards to houses, commercial buildings, and roadways.
Calculation Method
To calculate this measure, a count is taken annually of the number of structures and roadway crossings with reduced risk of creek or localized flooding due to completed flood hazard improvement projects.
FY 2015-16 Results
In FY 2015-16, there was a total of 66 structures and roadway crossings with increased flood protection completed.
Assessment of Results
A total of 66 structures and roadway crossings had a reduced risk of flooding due to completed projects, which exceeded the goal of 63. The flood hazard mitigation projects that were completed and the associated structures and roadway crossings protected included: Waller Creek Tunnel (52), Schick Dr. (4), Three Oaks Trails (5), Winddrift Way (1), Balcones Club Dr. (2), and Del Robles (2).
Next Steps
The Watershed Protection Department continues to evaluate flood risk in the City in order to determine where the project process should be initiated. The goal for this performance indicator may fluctuate based on the size of the project area, which may determine the length of time to complete the project process and the number of structures and roadways that could be protected. In FY 2016-17, the Department increased staffing levels in our Field Operation Division and re-structured staffing in the Watershed Engineering Division in order to increase the number of in-house projects to be designed and completed.
Contact Information
For more information contact Kevin Shunk, P.E., Division Manager Watershed Engineering Division, at (512) 974-9176.