Federal officials are close to approving revised flood plain maps for Gilleland Creek, which stretches from Williamson County to the Colorado River, affecting about 194 homes and 60 other buildings in Pflugerville as well as nearby areas.
Gilleland Creek also crawls through Austin, Manor and Round Rock, but the revisions — the result of improved surveying technology — mostly affect the city of Pflugerville. Blake Overmyer, Pflugerville’s flood plain administrator, said the revisions remove 60 Pflugerville homes from the Gilleland 100-year flood plain. However, 75 others will be moved into the flood plain.
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Pflugerville property owners in the Gilleland Creek area who have questions about the flood plain map revisions should refer to the city’s website, www.pflugervilletx.gov, or visit the city’s Development Services Department at 201-B E. Pecan St. or call 512-990-6320.
Another option is to visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website, www.fema.gov, or use the FloodPro online tool through the city of Austin’s website, www.austintexas.gov/floodpro.