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Congratulations to Robert Thompson on receiving his Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences (GIS) from the University of Texas at Dallas. Robert is a GIS Analyst for the Stormwater Engineering group in the Freese and Nichols Dallas Office. Robert's master's project was a spatio-temporal analysis of a simulated levee breach. He approximated how long it would take to flood the area behind the breach and analyzed the hazard impact using GIS-based methods. He also...

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This post is an update regarding the June 12 post North Texas Low Impact Development Design Competition Kicked Off May 23rd .

On Nov. 7 of this week, the North Texas Land/Water Sustainability Forum named Freese and Nichols the winner of the Green Roadway Challenge in the Low Impact Development Design Competition ​! Our design team's submittal, a retrofit of South Lamar Street in Dallas, received this honor from a panel...

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November 15 is Texas Recycles Day. This day to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling started in Texas in 1994 and became a national event in 1997.

Participants across the country are hosting recycling events throughout the season to raise awareness for this day. Visit http://americarecyclesday.org/ to find a recycling event near you. For more information, contact Kim Patak .

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This year’s Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) Fall Conference was held in Rockwall, Texas from September 19-21, 2012.

Freese and Nichols’ staff presented the following topics for the Fall 2012 conference, which are now available for download (click the title to view the presentation) :

Using Calibrated Hydrology, Unsteady Hydraulics, and Stream Geomorphology to Better Define Flooding and Erosion Risks Along Marys Creek

  • Hector Olmos, PE, CFM –
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The Still Creek Watershed in Bryan, Texas, had a habit of flooding in unexpected places. Some areas along the creek and its tributaries flooded on a regular basis. Other areas like the Lynndale Acres subdivision had a history of flooding outside of the Federal Emergency Management Agency floodplain. This area was identified by the City's Stormwater CIP Masterplan as the most severe flooding problem in Bryan due in part to storms in 2007 and 2009...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently published a request for applications for their Flood Protection Planning (FPP) Grant. The FPP can be used to develop flood protection studies and/or plans for watersheds to address flooding in a watershed.

Freese and Nichols has been successful in assisting our clients in obtaining this grant. The FPP grant provides 50 percent matching funds. The total available funding allocated to this program is $900,000.

The application...

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Typically, this time of year is “grant season” for many of our stormwater projects. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors a number of annual grants that can be used for stormwater projects. All FEMA annual grant programs have been delayed until the Congressional budget is finalized. The expectation is that the budget will be finalized following the Presidential election in November, which will likely open the grant application period in December or January. However,...

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Freese and Nichols, Inc. and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) have collaborated to provide training classes on Bioretention Design, Downstream Assessments, and Maintenance and Inspection of Stormwater Controls. These courses are in conjunction with the integrated Stormwater Management (iSWM™) Program.

Videos of the three courses along with associated handouts are available at no charge on the NCTCOG website .

Note: Bioretention Design varies based on regional characteristics and the...

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