Onion Creek residents search for flood risk solutions as Austin continues feasibility study (TX)

As the city conducts a feasibility study determining how to best mitigate flood risk in the Onion Creek area of South Austin, grassroots efforts continue to curb the loss of life and property.  Ken Jacob, vice president of the Onion Creek Homeowners Association and president of the South Austin Neighborhood Association, said the results of an ongoing study by the engineering firm Halff Associates may reveal solutions to reduce future floods through the use of upstream detention ponds, or low-lying land designed to temporarily hold floodwater before slowly draining once waters recede.    Read the article…………


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