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CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS across the United States

Drenching rain storms induced fear of mudslides and threatened infrastructure in California over the past week as drought conditions continue to recede.

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Hatley Featured in NSPE Magazine

Tricia Hatley, Oklahoma Division Manager and President of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Education Foundation shares what communication, ethical responsibility and leadership mean to her in NSPE's Magazine. Read the ...

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Three Questions Every Dam Owner Should Prepare For

In light of recent flooding incidents at dams across the country, dam safety is now on the minds of many Americans. Many dam owners are receiving questions from constituents wondering about their nearby dams.

If your organization owns a dam, here are three questions you should be ready to answer:

  1. Is our dam safe?
  2. If a flood happened here, would our dam withstand it?
  3. What would we do if our dam had an emergency?

If you don’t know the answers, we can help. Here are the best practices we recommend:

  1. Have your dam regularly inspected
  2. ...

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Tagsdam safety, dams, Emergency Action Plan,

Three Questions Every Dam Owner Should Prepare For

In light of recent flooding incidents at dams across the country, dam safety is now on the minds of many Americans. Many dam owners are receiving questions from constituents wondering about their nearby dams.

If your organization owns a dam, here are three questions you should be ready to answer:

  1. Is our dam safe?
  2. If a flood happened here, would our dam withstand it?
  3. What would we do if our dam had an emergency?

If you don’t know the answers, we can help. Here are the best practices we recommend:

  1. Have your dam regularly inspected
  2. ...

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United States DROUGHT OUTLOOK

As predicted, conditions shifted to ENSO neutral over the past month. ENSO neutral status, where neither La Niña or El Niño conditions exist, are expected to prevail through spring 2017. To read more, click here.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook update covering February through May 2017 predicted drought to continue to improve or be removed in California. Oklahoma, Arkansas, and the southeast and northeast US may also see...

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Retzsch, Friese Join Freese and Nichols' Landscape Architecture Team

Award-winning landscape architects David Retzsch, RLA, and Shane Friese, RLA, have joined Freese and Nichols' urban design team. David and Shane, who are based in Dallas, will strengthen our team’s capabilities in urban design, parks and trails, streetscapes, downtown revitalization and other services. We now have eight landscape architects serving cities and counties throughout Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Georgia.

“Shane and David’s combined experience in landscape architecture is a tremendous asset to Freese and Nichols,” said Brian Coltharp, P.E., President and CEO of...

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Treatment Engineer Chilukuri Joins Freese and Nichols in Southeast Texas

Somnath Chilukuri, P.E., has joined Freese and Nichols as a senior project manager for our Southeast Texas Treatment, Transmission and Utilities Group. Based in Pearland, Somnath will expand our ability to serve municipalities throughout the region with a wide range of water and wastewater infrastructure services.

“As Southeast Texas continues experiencing rapid growth, more cities are seeking cost-effective solutions for expanding their water and...

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Dillard Selected as Engineer of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Kelly Dillard was selected as Engineer of the Year by the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE). Kelly Dillard, P.E., CFM, ENV SP, is a firm Principal and Practice Leader of the Stormwater Management Group. She also leads the Freese and Nichols Sustainability Committee. Kelly was nominated...

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