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Congratulations to Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) for winning the Agency Sponsor of the Year award, presented by Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA). The award is presented annually to one agency that has demonstrated excellence in pursuing the goals of flood-loss reduction and in the prevention of loss of life. HCFCD accepted the award at the TFMA Spring Conference in Richardson. 

The Harris County Flood Control District was established...

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Free access to high resolution Google aerial imagery will soon end for cities, counties and other public agencies in Texas. Beginning Sept. 1, 2017, the Texas Imagery Service from TNRIS, the Texas Natural Resource Information System, to provide high resolution Google aerial imagery will transition from a free service for public entities to a paid service. 

Depending on the public entities’ size and usage during...

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As we've been discussing in this series, a new study from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) significantly affects many Texas dam owners. The study updates the probable maximum precipitation (PMP) data by making it more geographically precise, accounting for weather patterns specific to Texas, and incorporating the past 40 years of rainfall records.  (Download the study from the ...

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Members of Freese and Nichols joined Irving officials and residents in marking the reopening of a residential bridge on April 11.

It was the second and final residential bridge that had been taken out as part of the Delaware Creek Channel Improvements project’s first phase.

The ceremony was also attended by several staff members of the Capital Improvements Program department, including the City Engineer Wayne Lee and Director Casey Tate as well as two council...

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FNI is currently designing an auxiliary spillway for Holland Lake Dam in Weatherford. A physical model of the proposed spillway was constructed and presented to City Council on March 28 to demonstrate what the completed construction will look like. Following the City Council meeting, the physical model was featured in the local news.

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Freese and Nichols Associate Kim Patak, Water Resources Design, will present on May 4 with the City of Austin at the Association of State Floodplain Managers National Conference in Kansas City, MO.  

Their presentation, Community Benefits of Defining an Urban Overland Flowpath, will discuss Austin’s current Urban (Local) Flood Hazard Mitigation efforts, development policy for drainage analysis and...

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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

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