Stormwater Permeability in the Waller Creek Watershed of Austin, TX

dc.creatorSpencer, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-15T21:09:35Z
dc.date.available2021-09-15T21:09:35Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-04
dc.descriptionThe scope of this project will investigate the permeable land composition versus the urban development in the Waller Creek watershed (Figure 1) located in central Austin, TX. Waller Creek is roughly 5.64 square miles and includes a diversity of urban development types. The mile-long Waller Creek Flood Control Tunnel Project (Figure 2) is an ongoing project that is designed to remove more than 28 acres of downtown from the floodplain (City of Austin, 2015). This project reduces the impact of infrastructure flooding, but the volume of runoff into the surrounding natural water bodies has increased, bringing many unwanted pollutants with it. This investigation will serve as an aid to future city planners that want to determine the effectiveness and economic feasibility of different LID techniques in a particular watershed. The primary objective is to show how ArcGIS can be used as a tool to provide answers to the questions below and communicate these findings in making major development decisions. 1) What is the extent of impermeable land cover with urban development? 2) Which zoning districts are having the greatest impact on stormwater runoff? 3) Where could various LID techniques be implemented to achieve the best results while maintaining economic feasibility?en_US
dc.description.departmentWaller Creek Working Groupen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/87782
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/14726
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofWaller Creek Working Groupen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectWaller Creeken_US
dc.subjectAustinen_US
dc.subjectwatersheden_US
dc.subjectland permeabilityen_US
dc.subjecturban developmenten_US
dc.titleStormwater Permeability in the Waller Creek Watershed of Austin, TXen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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