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In a historic step, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued its Record of Decision (ROD) on Feb. 2, granting the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) a Clean Water Act section 404 permit to allow construction of the dam for the long-awaited Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir near Bonham, Texas....

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H20 Counts  is a Freese and Nichols initiative to identify, monitor and disseminate information related to water conservation efforts within Texas and other states.

As Water Resource Planners, we are continuously looking for ways to conserve water before investing in expensive water supply projects. We do this through data analysis, informing data driven decisions and data tracking before and after program...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced that it will accept the abridged applications for the 2018 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program through Feb. 2, 2018.

Entities may submit applications using TWDB’s abridged online application or by paper-copy. Please note that the abridged...

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Entities have until March 2 to submit project information to the Texas Water Development Board to be included in the upcoming fiscal year’s State Revolving Fund programs’ Intended Use Plans.

This is the first step to receive any SRF funding for wastewater or drinking water projects for the 2019 calendar year. 

Those interested can submit completed Project


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Last month, Freese and Nichols hosted The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Certificate Course and Exam. The course was designed by Asset Management experts and consultants, and was taught by an experienced practitioner from Great Britain. During the first four days of the class, candidates prepared for the specific demands of the IAM Certificate examination. 

On the fifth day, armed with knowledge and comprehension of asset...

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Note: This is the first part in a series in dendrogeomorphology.

The rate at which streambanks are eroding, and the total annual quantity of sediment being entrained from those eroding streambanks are of a primary concern for ecological, water quality, and sediment studies.  

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently determined that streambank erosion constitutes as high as 90 percent of the annual sediment yield...

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Congratulations to Chad Simmons, who became a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) through the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES). 

"BCEE is one of the highest honors and certifications that the treatment engineering team members can achieve," said David Jackson, Group...

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