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Freese and Nichols has begun a Harris County Flood Control District project whose findings could shape the urban flooding conversation locally and nationally.

Last month, stormwater engineers from across the company mobilized for the first phase of the District’s Modeling, Assessment and Awareness Project, or MAAP next . The team conducted weeklong training in Houston to keep up to date with the latest modeling technology and methodologies.

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Tagsurban flooding, Flooding, Hurricane harvey, houston, harris county. MAAPnext, modeling,

We're proud to serve as bronze sponsors at the 2019 Association of State Floodplain Managers national conference in Cleveland. Stop by booth No. 106, meet the team and catch our presentations below.

Title: Hands-On HEC-RAS 2D Workshop When: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday, May 20 Presenter: Garret Johnston, PE, GISP, CFM and Jeremy Dixon, PE, CFM Track: Training Workshop (3.5 CECs)

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Read More - See Our Presentations at the ASFPM Conference

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TagsASFPM, floodplain, Flooding, Hurricane, forecasting, HECRAS,

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....

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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...

Read More - North Texas Stormwater Team Expands With Four Experienced Engineers

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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
  • ...

Read More - HEC-RAS Version 5.0.7 Released

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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...

Read More - Tunneling Offers a Solution to Houston's Flooding Problems

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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...

Read More - Texas Phase II MS4 General Permit Status Update

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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...

Read More - Water of the United States Webinar and Public Hearings Announced

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

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