Project of the Year
Texas Public Works Association
The design and construction of Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District's Dam 7 Modernization has been named Project of the Year in the structures category by the Texas Public Works Association. Dam 7 is located on Brushy Creek on the border between Austin and Cedar Park in Williamson County. The $18 million project included modernizing the dam and bringing it into compliance with current state dam safety regulations. The labyrinth weir design significantly increases the auxiliary spillway capacity within the existing dam footprint. Freese and Nichols has worked with the Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District (UPCWCID) since 1999 and has provided services on 20 of the District's 23 earthen flood control dams.