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Freese and Nichols has been following the Congressional budget situation and its impact on the annual Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation grant programs. As we reported in October, FEMA has delayed the release of its annual Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs, including Pre-Disaster Mitigation, Flood Mitigation Assistance, Repetitive Flood Claims and Severe Repetitive Loss, for FY2013 until Congress approves the Federal budget. The federal budget cuts will likely reduce the amount of funding...

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This year’s International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) International Symposium and Annual Meeting is August 12-16, 2013 in Seattle. ICOLD is a non-governmental international organization which provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience in dam engineering. For the first time in 25 years, the United States has been chosen to host the ICOLD conference and the event promises to include education on the latest technologies in dam and levee rehabilitation,...

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Congratulations to Derek Sellers, an Engineer IV in the Stormwater Group in Fort Worth, who has been named the 2013 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer of the Year by the Fort Worth Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award recognizes the professional contributions of younger ASCE members.

His notable projects include the Green Meadows Drainage Improvements in Arlington, the Stewart Creek Watershed Study​ in Frisco, the Delaware Creek Channel Improvements in Irving, and the...

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Freese and Nichols recently participated in the kickoff event for the San Antonio Land/Water Sustainability Forum’s Low Impact Development (LID) Design Competition. The competition, focusing on areas within San Antonio, entails three professional design challenge categories: Urban Redevelopment, Multi-family Mixed Use and Green Roadway.

At the kickoff, Lane Wheetley​, Urban Planning and Design, Dallas, was interviewed on San Antonio's KSAT/Channel 12....

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Freese and Nichols recently provided floodplain analyses, Section 404 permitting and archaeological survey services for Baylor University’s proposed football stadium, Baylor Stadium. The new stadium is proposed along the banks of the Brazos River in an area known for historical findings.

As a result of combined efforts of Baylor University, the Stadium Design Firms and Freese and Nichols, the team was able to huddle together to accelerate several aspects of the project.

Hydraulic Modeling Yields Positive Results ...

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The Texas Water Development Board is accepting Clean Water State Revolving Fund (wastewater) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (water) Project Information Forms. The deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2013. Please contact Jill Trevino with questions about these funding opportunities.

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If you have a project included in the 2013 Draft Intended Use Plan, please double check that it is represented correctly in the 2013 Draft Intended Use Plan. The deadline to submit comments to the Texas Water Development Board is February 13, 2013 by 5:00 PM. 

See the website for more information.

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The City of Aledo experienced a population boom in the mid-1990s and has continued to grow at an unprecedented rate. In 2007, the City of Aledo began the process to secure funding through the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for a new wastewater treatment plant. Then in 2008, Aledo asked Freese and Nichols to assist the City with the funding, design and construction of a new, larger wastewater treatment plant. Freese and Nichols and the City pursued the TWDB CWSRF. The CWSRF is a low-interest loan that...

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