Caffarel and Hogan to Speak at TPWA Conference
This year's Texas Public Works Association (TPWA) Annual Meeting will be held in Waco, Texas, June 5-7.
Watch for Thomas Caffarel, P.E., and Katie Hogan, P.E., both Stormwater Engineering, as they present “Adjust Your Lens to Bring Your Regional Drainage Picture into Focus.” They will speak on Friday, June 7, at 11:00 a.m, alongside Kenneth L. Schaub, Jr., CPESC, DPW Engineering, Fort Hood, Texas.
North Carolina Section 319 Grant Application Deadline Draws Near
The deadline to submit applications for the North Carolina Section 319(h) Grant for nonpoint source pollution is drawing near. Applications are due no later than May 23, 2013. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by July 8. Selected applicants will be in interviewed on July 30, 2013. Award recipients will be notified on August 5, 2013.
Texas and United States DROUGHT OUTLOOK (Updated Every Two Weeks)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook map for May 16 through August 31, 2013, shows that for most of Texas (West, Central and South), the drought is expected to persist or intensify, or drought development is likely. The map shows a swath from North Central to Southeast Texas where some improvement is expected in the ongoing drought. In Northeast Texas, the map indicates that drought impacts are likely to ease, and in parts of East Texas, there are no drought conditions posted.
CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS in Texas and the United States (Updated Weekly)
The United States Drought Monitor map for May 14, 2013, (first recommended link below) indicates that 97.2 percent of Texas is in some level of drought. Approximately 68.7 percent of Texas is in “Severe” or worse drought conditions (down 5.6 percent since last week), and 12.1 percent of Texas is in an “Exceptional Drought,” which is the monitor’s highest level of drought.