CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS in Texas and the United States
According to the United States Drought Monitor map for September 9, 2014, 86 percent of Texas is in some level of drought. Approximately 36 percent of Texas is in “Severe” or worse drought conditions, and 14 percent of Texas is in “Extreme” or “Exceptional Drought.”
Decade-Long Drought Predicted for Southwestern United States
A recent study by Cornell University, the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey revealed an 80 percent chance of a decade-long drought occurring in the southwestern United States, extending from Southern California to West Texas. Equally troubling, the study also mentioned a 20 percent to 50 percent chance of a 35-year “megadrought” occurring in the region.
Mission Accomplished at ASCE Pipelines
Freese and Nichols made a big impact at the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE Pipelines Conference, August 3-6 in Portland, Ore.
Presentations and CFM Certifications at the TFMA Fall Seminar
Last week, Freese and Nichols attended the Texas Floodplain Management Association’s 2014 Fall Technical Seminar in San Antonio. Our stormwater professionals and environmental scientists gave presentations on a number of topics, including fluvial geomorphology, low-impact development design and integrated stormwater management among others. Here is a list of our presentations: