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Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. In terms of number of lives lost and property damage, flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country and at any time of the day or night. 

Understanding your risk and having a plan of action in the event of a flood can help you protect yourself, your loved ones, and your home.

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This week 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.

“As we approach the third anniversary of the tragic flooding of Memorial Day weekend in 2015, and after the catastrophic events of...

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The Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Austin Chapter will hold its 13th annual continuing education workshop June 15. With the theme of The Confluence of Water Resources Disciplines, this year's event will focus on multidiscipline design for water resources projects. Local and national landscape architects, ecologists, civil engineers, and other scientists will present on topics ranging from...

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The Texas Water Development Board’s announcement of the Request for Applications for the Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019 Flood Protection grants has been posted. 

The purpose of this request for applications is to provide assistance to political subdivisions to implement prevention and/or corrective measures for reducing loss of life and property due to flood. In consideration of the significant and deadly flooding events...

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The City of Houston recently updated floodplain regulations after massive flooding and damages occurred throughout Harris County and surrounding areas in recent years. The flood damages have resulted from major rainfall events; Hurricane Harvey (2017), the 2016 Tax Day Flood, and the 2015 Memorial Day Flood. The regulations were updated to better ensure the welfare and safety of the public and to increase the resiliency of communities as they recover and prepare for future rainfall events.

On April 4, the Houston...

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Update on Stormwater General Permit TXR040000

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continues to negotiate with the EPA regarding provisions for the upcoming renewal of the Phase II (Small) MS4 5-year permit, which requires cities and other public entities in populated areas to implement a stormwater quality program. The current permit is scheduled to expire in December, and the draft renewal permit’s scheduled April release for public review and comment this month appears to be pushed back to at...

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The USACE has released a new version of HEC-RAS that has several new features.

Those features include enhancement to storage area/ 2D hydraulic connections, variable time steps, internal boundary conditions lines for 2D areas, new velocity term for 2D flow area boundary conditions and RAS Mapper editing tools. 

Other minor enhancements were added and repairs were made as well.

For a more detailed description of the changes...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is developing a State Flood Assessment and is soliciting feedback from communities on flood mitigation to compile this first-ever comprehensive report on flooding in Texas.

The goals of the ...

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