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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.

Title: Hands-on HEC-RAS 2D For Intermediate 1D Users When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 28...

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TagsTFMA, Stormwater, floodplain, Certified Floodplain Managers, HECRAS,

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...

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TagsStormwater, North Texas, TSPE, tema, TXDOT, corps, USACE,

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...

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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.

Hurricane Harvey was an unprecedented storm, resulting in $125 billion in damages and flooding...

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TagsTunneling, Flooding, Stormwater, houston, Hurricane harvey, USACE, Groundwater, Texas, flood management, reservoir,

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...

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TagsMS4, Phase II MS4, Stormwater, stormwater management,

Due to the government shutdown, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) had to re-schedule a webinar and public hearings for the proposed new definition of "Waters of the United States."

A 60-day comment period will begin once the new proposed rule is released in the Federal Register, which is expected to be as early as Feb. 11. For more information on the public comment period, visit...

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TagsWOTUS, section 404, Clean Water Act, USACE, EPA,

In response to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, as well as six other federally-declared flood emergencies in the state since 2015, the Texas House Committee on Natural Resource s was commissioned to evaluate the roles of public entities in flood control and to incorporate recommendations from the Texas Water Development Board ’s State Flood Assessment. The State Flood Assessment identified three pillars of flood management: mapping, planning and mitigation. The assessment also touched on...

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TagsHurricane harvey, texas legislature, Flooding, Hurricane, state flood assessment,

Freese and Nichols welcomes Krista Bethune Melnar, PE, an accomplished project manager experienced with large federal contracts as well as state and local resiliency projects, as the new Stormwater Practice Leader. She also will manage the Central Texas Stormwater Group, including the Austin and San Marcos offices, to support the needs of clients in that region.

Krista has more than 19 years of experience in Texas and nationally, providing innovative solutions and managing...

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