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Drought conditions overall have degraded from the previous week. The DSCI (drought severity and coverage index) increased from 61 to 62. Moderate to heavy precipitation fell over much of the southern tier of the United States with the highest amounts occurring from eastern Texas through the Carolinas. Drought developed or worsened in central Nevada, northwestern Oregon, from northeastern Oklahoma into southwestern Missouri and in the Florida Peninsula.

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

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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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced 11 funding opportunities for more than $100 million through their 2019 WaterSmart programs.

WaterSmart Grants – $34 million for the planning and implementation of actions to increase water supply through investments to modernize existing infrastructure and reduce local water...

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Freese and Nichols is proud to host the next five-day asset management certification course conducted by the Institute for Asset Management. The class will be Feb. 25 to March 1 at our office in Austin, Texas.

Why is this course beneficial?

At the end of the course, attendees will be certified in internationally recognized

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The TCEQ is scheduled to approve the next five-year general permit (TXR040000) for Phase II (Small) MS4s on Jan. 16, 2019, and the permit will be issued a few days later. While the current five-year general permit is scheduled to expire Dec. 12, 2018, TCEQ has stated it will administratively extend the provisions of the current permit to...

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We’re proud to announce a new, user-friendly tool for developing water conservation plans and regional water plans, along with upcoming training.

As part of the consultant team for the Texas Water Development Board, Freese and Nichols provided input in the development of the ...

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Winter is coming – the first official day of winter is Dec. 21.

As a dam owner, you can take advantage of these changed conditions by going out and doing an inspection. 

Here are some things to look for as Old Man Winter approaches.

  • Hopefully you got that end-of-season mowing completed and now the vegetation is not obscuring your ability to take a good look at your dam. Look for deficiencies that may have occurred due to our
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One of the highlights of Freese and Nichols' fifth year in North Carolina was landing its first contract with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

Under a three-year agreement, Freese and Nichols is available to provide a range of on-call services for NCDOT’s Hydraulics Unit, including:

  • Basic, complete and complex hydrologic & hydraulic (H&H) design
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