The City begins construction of floodwater bypass in an effort to keep Barton Springs Pool clean and open even after heavy rains. The bypass would divert Barton Creek surface water around the pool and under the the sidewalk discharging below the pool into Barton Creek.
The bypass was an official acknowledgment that the creek water was degrading the Springs, as well as a clear signal that the City planned to approve much more development in the Watershed.
— Environmental Reporter Daryl Slusher, 1992
City Superintendent of Parks Jack Robinson & Parks Director Beverly Sheffield at Barton Springs Pool (from left)
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 37739
Barton Springs was closed to swimming from December 1974 to March 1976
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 10262