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Drought conditions improved overall compared to the previous week, but no drastic changes occurred. There were slight expansions of areas under D1, D3 and D4 conditions in the West where the weather remained warm and dry. However, several areas throughout the rest of the country saw above normal precipitation, leading to decreases in areas under D0 and D2 conditions. Precipitation was particularly plentiful along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida.

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TagsCurrent Drought Conditions, Drought Index, Drought Maps, Drought Monitor, Drought Response, Drought Restrictions, Groundwater, Historical Data, reservoir levels, streamflow,

In the June 2018 Climate Prediction Center update, it was determined that ENSO-neutral is favored through Northern Hemisphere summer 2018, with the chance for El Nino increasing to 50% during fall and ~65% during winter 2018-19. These forecasts are supported by the ongoing build-up of heat within the tropical Pacific Ocean. Read more on the Climate Prediction Center website.

In the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought...

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Freese and Nichols joins several national organizations today to commemorate National Dam Safety Awareness Day.

There are more than 90,000 dams across the United States, many of which are vital to the nation’s infrastructure by providing drinking water, holding back flood waters, storing water to irrigate crops, providing recreation opportunities, and controlling rivers for navigable transportation. In addition, dams provide nearly half of...

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Freese and Nichols is partnering with the American Water Works Association and the water community to recognize the vital role drinking water plays in our daily lives.

Every day we work with you to make our water safer, cleaner and available in your faucet. As part of National Drinking Water Week, we looked into simple ways you can...

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Tagsawwa, drinking water, reservoir, Conservation, Reuse,

We're excited about our 22 presentations at Texas Water. 

From asset management to wastewater collection to engineering ethics, our presentations address your challenges. With 13 offices across Texas, we are the experts next door that you can rely on. We look forward to seeing you at the presentations and Booth 631.

See all of our presentations below by topic or ...

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now requesting Letters of Interest for water infrastructure projects across the country for consideration under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program with as much as $5.5 billion in loans available. 

Those seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest by July 6.

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Note: This is the first part in a series. 

Securing a safe and reliable source of water is a primary goal for any municipality. This is especially so in Texas, which in recent years has experienced record-breaking droughts and population growth.

Currently, Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) population growth estimates predict an additional 12 million people in...

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced three opportunities for funding under the 2018 WaterSMART Program. 

Projects submitted for funding should seek quantifiable water savings and complement ongoing efforts to address water supply reliability and sustainability. The program is limited to projects located in the Western United States or United...

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TagsFunding, drinking water, water efficiency, Water conservation, water metering,

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