Austin Watershed Del Curto Drainage Project
On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 the Watershed Department gave a public presentation about the status of the Del Curto drainage project. This project is important to SLNA to mitigate the very real risk of flooding that currently exists. Homeowners and residents are strongly encouraged to read the materials and familiarize yourselves with this project to see the impacts it could have on you and your residence. Construction should begin in 2019 and the city will be buying drainage easements from some property owners:
An easement gives us the legal right to use a parcel of land for a specific and limited purpose. There are two purposes for a drainage easement. It may be needed to give rain water a place to flow. It may also be needed to install, access and maintain pipes to divert rain water. This prevents large amounts of water from accumulating during heavy rainfall. The area designated as a drainage easement is off limits for any use other than growing grass and planting flowers.
Information about the Del Curto Storm Drain improvements can be found at this site: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/del-curto-storm-drain-improvements-0
The Jan 23 presentation can be found here: http://southlamar.org/slna/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Del_Curto_Presentation_01_18.pdf