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May 20-24 marks Flood Awareness Week in Texas, made official by a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott. The Texas Floodplain Management Association worked with the governor for the proclamation, which you can read in full here.

“Flash flooding is the No. 1...

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Freese and Nichols has begun a Harris County Flood Control District project whose findings could shape the urban flooding conversation locally and nationally.

Last month, stormwater engineers from across the company mobilized for the first phase of the District’s ...

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We're proud to serve as bronze sponsors at the 2019 Association of State Floodplain Managers national conference in Cleveland. Stop by booth No. 106, meet the team and catch our presentations below.

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Freese and Nichols can trace our involvement with Texas Floodplain Management Association to the early '90s.TFMA is a great organization to be partnered with, and its efforts have helped make Texas safer for flooding. 

We're proud to serve as a sponsor at the TFMA Spring Conference this month. Stop by our booth or catch our presentations below.

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The Stormwater group has added four experienced engineers in North Texas.

They are Holly Ahumada in Fort Worth, Chris Johnson in Denton, and Mark Scheurer and Dawit Zeweldi in Dallas.

All are registered professional engineers and certified floodplain managers and offer a diverse skillset to help address complex flood control and drainage challenges for clients locally, regionally and nationally. Their broad-ranging backgrounds include floodplain mapping, channel design and work with municipalities and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Texas Department of...

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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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Eighteen months after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Gulf Coast, recovery efforts and flood management projects continue as the region improves its resiliency for future events. Although unprecedented, Houston's catastrophic flooding from Harvey was not without foreshadowing. Tax Day 2016, Memorial Day 2015 and other storms had caused similar flooding across portions of the Greater Houston Area.

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Requirements for Detailed Measureable Goals and Procedures, Public Notice Adjustments

The revised permit will include changes in requirements that affect all Small MS4s.
Key changes include:

  • Identification of clear, specific and measurable annual goals
  • Development of standard operating procedures
  • Public notice and public reporting

Remind Me, What is a Small MS4?

A "municipal" separate storm sewer system (MS4) is a storm system owned or operated by a public entity like a city, flood control district, county or public agency...

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