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Congratulations to our two new Certified Floodplain Managers.

Martin Smith and Bethany Schomin each passed an exam to receive the CFM certification, which is issued by the Texas Floodplain Management Association.

Martin is in our Fort Worth office, and Bethany is in our Lubbock office.

Freese and Nichols now has 38 certified floodplain managers. ​

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Congratulations to Edra Brashear, Stormwater, Dallas, who has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Dallas Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

She will serve a one-year term as Secretary for 2018.

Read Edra’s Get-To-Know-You section on the Dallas Branch Facebook Page below.

 

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Historical time series can be analyzed in two ways: annual maximum series or partial duration series.

Annual maximum series include only the highest values that occur within each year of the period of record, whereas partial duration series include all the values that occur within the period of record as long as they are higher than some threshold value. Using partial-duration series data for frequency analysis typically yields higher values for a given frequency than using annual maximum series data. The difference in...

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In Executive Order 13807, signed Aug.15, President Donald Trump revoked Executive Order 13690, which was signed by President Barack Obama on Jan. 30, 2015.

Executive Order 13690 had established the ...

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URISA Texas will host two workshops on how to develop an asset management system to improve performance, reduce long-term costs and maximize returns on investment.

The first will be Nov. 2 at the Esri office in San Antonio, and the second will be Nov. 3 at the Freese and Nichols Austin office. Early registration is open through Oct. 15.

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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved the rules associated with the Triennial Revision of 30 TAC Chapter 307, Texas Water Quality Standards on Aug. 23 to progress from a pending proposal status to a proposal. The rules have been published in the Texas Register for public comment, and comments are due by Oct. 17. There will be a public hearing on Oct. 16.

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URISA Texas will host “Creating and Using Custom Soils Databases Using ArcGIS Desktop” from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 26.

Attendees will learn how to download large quantities of soil data, build gSSURGO databases for custom areas of interest and create soil maps for more than 160 soil properties using the Soil Data Development ArcToolbox, which was offered from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation...

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm the night of Aug. 25 between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, Texas. As it moved across Texas, the storm proceeded to dump catastrophic amounts of rain. Please see below our exhibits, which illustrate the magnitude of rainfall that fell over the most intense 24 hours of the storm and a 3-day period (Aug. 26 through Aug. 28).

The Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) is the theoretically greatest depth of precipitation for a given duration that is physically possible over a given storm area at a particular geographic...

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