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The growing death toll from Hurricane Florence emphasizes that having a flood warning system in place is more important now than ever.

The National Weather Service estimates that floods were the leading cause of weather-related deaths in 2017 — ahead of heat — with 116 lives lost. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country and at any time of the day or night....

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The Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) Draft State Flood Assessment is now open for public review and comment. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2018 to be considered. The TWDB is encouraging the public to participate in the contribution period before the final publication of the State Flood Assessment.

The public has three options for providing comments:

  1. Email comments to
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We are excited to be presenting at the Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association Annual Conference Sept. 16-19 at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. We look forward to connecting with you at one of our three presentations:

Title: Harness the Power of 2D for Road Design
Time: Monday, September 17 1:00-2:30 PM (Salon A)
Presenters: Justin Oswald, PE, CFM
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TagsHEC-RAS, stormwater management, asset management, roadway design, 2-D Modeling, storm drainage improvements,

The National Hurricane Center predicted that Gordon would make landfall as a hurricane Tuesday night. Hurricanes Harvey (which inundated Houston in August 2017) and Maria (which devastated Puerto Rico last September) illustrated the destruction and disruption that storms can cause. Some of the damage is immediate, and some lingers for months and years. While storms can’t be controlled, taking precautions can help reduce risks and avoid injuries.

A rich...

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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has announced that it received EPA approval of the draft general permit for Phase II (Small) MS4s on July 31, 2018. The public notice was published in the Texas Register and 13 newspapers across the state Friday, August 24, 2018. The draft permit and fact sheet have been released, initiating the 30-day public review and comment period (August 24, 2018-September 24, 2018).

TCEQ has stated that it is still trying to meet the...

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On Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category Four hurricane. 

The extreme flooding across Houston and other areas of southeast Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey has made it the second most costly natural disaster in U.S. history, behind Hurricane Katrina. In response to the widespread damage and ongoing recovery efforts, the Texas Section of the American...

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Just as trees’ inner rings tell the story of their growth, their roots can reveal how quickly the earth is washing away around them. It’s critical information for addressing watershed problems.

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Tagsroot dendrogeomorphology, Dendrogeomorphology, Oklahoma, Erosion, streambank, pollution,

We are pleased to welcome our new Stormwater hires, Ed Dickson and Jim Keith, who will bolster our ability to support a variety of municipalities, water districts and complex projects.

Ed, who is based in our new Charlotte office, is a water resources and stormwater engineer and nationally recognized for his floodplain mapping work. His specialization is in watershed-based H&H analysis, mapping and reviews...

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TagsStormwater, dallas, north carolina, FEMA, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS,

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