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Passing the Professional Engineer exam signals a career milestone. It shows you’re committed to high standards of competence and ethics. You’re ready for more responsibility and can move up the career ladder.

But preparing for an eight-hour test of both the depth and breadth of your knowledge — while you’re working full...

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Drought conditions improved overall. DSCI (drought severity and coverage index) decreased from 21 to 18. Two strong storm systems brought severe weather and widespread precipitation to many areas across the country. Temperatures generally averaged below-normal in the western two-thirds of the United States and above-normal in the eastern third of the country.

(The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the...

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TagsCurrent Drought Conditions, Drought Index, Drought Maps, Drought Monitor, Drought Response, Drought Restrictions, Groundwater, Historical Data, reservoir levels, streamflow,

El Niño continued during March 2019, as above-average sea surface temperatures persisted across the equatorial Pacific Ocean. In the April 2019 Climate Prediction Center update, it was determined that a weak El Niño is likely to continue through the Northern Hemisphere summer 2019 (65% chance) and possibly fall (50-55% chance). To read more, click here.

In the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook...

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TagsLa Nina, Forecasts, Drought Outlook, Drought Maps, Climate,

Are you being smart with how you're managing your water supply?

As the demand and limited availability for water in Texas increase, the need for responsible management and consideration of sustainable alternatives also increase.

Join Marisa Flores-Gonzalez (Austin Water) as she discusses the implementation of the 100-Year Austin...

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Internships are your chance to get firsthand experience along with a taste for what the field will be like. Internships also let you try different disciplines. And they give you the chance to learn and make connections with those in your future field. If you’ve enjoyed a class or project in a particular area, look for an internship in that field.

Once you’ve made up your mind on what kind of internship to look for, the hunt begins. Here are...

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Wendy Shabay and Chance Sparks, Urban Planning + Design, have been hard at work on behalf of the American Planning Association Texas Chapter (APATX). 

A few years ago, APATX started the Great Places in Texas Program, which recognizes the Lone Star State’s Great Places – neighborhoods, streets and public spaces – and celebrates how planning has played...

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In the fight against erosion, articulated concrete blocks serve as an option to armor auxiliary spillways.

A new chapter in the National Engineering Handbook – reviewed by Freese and Nichols’ Grady Hillhouse, PE, and Colin Young, PE – covers articulated concrete blocks (ACBs), its usages, new design methodologies, design considerations, maintenance and installation guidance.

Grady and Colin worked in collaboration with the ...

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Tagsdam, dam safety, ncrs, national resources conservation service, spillway, Erosion,

The USACE has released a new version of HEC-RAS that has several new features.

The 5.0.7 updated features fixes include:

  • Bug for drawing a polygon in the Manning’s n Regions option
  • Bug for uniform lateral inflow
  • Floodway inundation boundary mapping issue
  • RAS Mapper not saving all breakline options issue
  • External SA/2D hydraulic structures Issue
  • Lateral structure connection to 2D Area issue
  • 1D velocity and DV mapping in RAS Mapper issue
  • Max water surface profile issue
  • Alternative overbank deposition
  • ...

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