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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.

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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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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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We’re proud to be presenting at the TFMA Fall Technical Summit. We look forward to connecting with you. 

Title: Hands-On HEC-RAS 2D (For Intermediate 1D Users)
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28
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See our presentations below at the ERWI LID Conference and StormCon. We hope to see you there.

Title:  Rodney Cook, Sr. Park – How Atlanta is Using Partnerships, Low Impact Development, and Park Design Techniques to Rejuvenate a Community
Conference: EWRI LID Conference, Nashville, TN
Freese and Nichols Presenter: Kim Patak, P.E.
Co-Presenters:...

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Please join me in welcoming Jim Keith as our new Stormwater manager in Dallas.

Jim brings a wealth of technical leadership skills and in-depth expertise in water resources planning and design projects.

A well-respected leader with almost two decades of technical and managerial experience, Jim has national-level proficiency in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs, which will bolster our ability to support a variety of North Texas municipalities and water...

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