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John Rutledge, Patrick Miles, and Garrett Johnston, all professional engineers with Freese and Nichols, conducted a three-day HEC-RAS 2D workshop in Oklahoma City, hosted by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) Dam Safety program. Discussion and activities focused on applications and benefits of HEC-RAS 2D modeling; RAS Mapper and terrain preparation; running 1D and 2D models including dam, levee, and breach modeling; viewing results with RAS Mapper; troubleshooting and model review. The workshop included a number of hands-on modeling...

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Freese and Nichols will attend and present at the Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) Spring conference April 25-28 in Dallas. Stop by our booth, #208, or catch one of our presentations or workshop:

Wednesday, April 26

8 a.m. – noon - Low Impact Development (LID) and Design Workshop
Kelly Dillard*; Matt Hollon of the City of Austin; Patrick Haigh of the City of Dallas, Bryan Dick*; Stephanie Coffman*; Karen Bishop of the San Antonio River Authority

Thursday, April 27 ...

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As we discussed last month, a recent study published by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) could affect many Texas dam owners. The study updates the probable maximum precipitation (PMP) data, and in many cases it has changed the amounts of...

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Congratulations to our two new Professional Engineers – Evan Burn, Stormwater, Dallas, and Ashley Poe, Water Resource Planning/Stormwater, Houston. Both passed the eight-hour exam administered in October by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

Freese and Nichols now has 193 employees licensed as Professional Engineers in Texas, 36 licensed in Oklahoma, 28 licensed in North Carolina, and 16 licensed in Georgia.

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Congratulations to Luke Andreasen, Engineer II, Oklahoma, who became a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM.) Luke passed an exam to receive the certification, which is issued by the Oklahoma Floodplain Management Association.​ ​​​

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The Texas Emergency GIS Response Team (EGRT) is having a training class on Friday, March 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Freese & Nichols office in Austin. This in-person class is provided to you for free. Please bring a laptop and EGRT can provide a 1-year ArcGIS license if you need. 

Once you complete training the time commitment is minimal until you are needed. You may be asked to volunteer for a 6-hour shift in a local or regional ...

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is holding an MS4 Stakeholder meeting Tuesday, March 21 to begin efforts related to the TPDES Phase II MS4 General Permit renewal due December 2018. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at TCEQ headquarters located at 12100 Park 35 Circle; Building E; Conference Room 201S in Austin, Texas. The meeting will also be broadcast online at http://www.texasadmin.com/tceqs.shtml

Cities, counties, municipal utility districts,...

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Newly published rainfall data could have significant effects for dam owners in Texas, including cities, counties, water districts and river authorities.

In January, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released a new probable maximum precipitation (PMP) study for the entire state, plus adjacent regions that drain into Texas. This study updated the raw precipitation data on which dam analyses and studies are based. View the final...

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