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Following the close of the legislative session, a few less widely publicized bills are poised to make significant changes to Texas’ State and Regional Water Planning Process.

The planning process was first established by the legislature in 1997 with Senate Bill 1 (SB1). To implement SB1, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) divided the state into 16...

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The latest updates in helping safety officials anticipate flood impacts will be the focus of URISA Texas’ May talk.

Dr. David K. Arctur, a research scientist at the Center for Water and Environment, will lead a webinar called “Developing Near-Real-Time Flood Impact Mapping In Texas” from noon to 1 p.m. May 23.

NOAA's National Water Center started publishing hourly streamflow forecasts in August. The ...

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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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The Texas Water Development Board is hosting a series of streamlined workshops across the state that will offer the opportunity for one-on-one meetings to discuss funding for your water infrastructure project. The Regional Project Team and the TWDB Program Coordinators will be on hand to answer any questions.

The workshop will also offer information about TWDB, funding programs and availability, as well as providing programmatic...

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The Water Conservation Plans and Drought Contingency Plans revisions are required to be submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Texas Water Development Board by May 1, 2019. It is hard to believe the deadline is just two years away! Many entities in Texas transitioned from their drought plans to their conservation plans following heavy rainfall in 2015. Now is a good opportunity to perform a “lessons learned” review from the implementation of drought triggers, drought measures and permanent watering restrictions. It is also a good chance to review your water...

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H2O Counts is an initiative here at FNI to identify, monitor, and disseminate information related to water conservation efforts across the United States. Our Water Resource Planners are continuously looking for ways to conserve water before investing in expensive water supply projects. The H2O Counts article series will include information that is relevant to ongoing and/or future water conservation efforts.

Freese and Nichols recently evaluated the potential impact of year-round once per week watering restrictions on the San Antonio Water System.

Because each...

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USSD Vice President Dean Durkee; Doug Witkowski, LCRA; Les Boyd and Layne Bukhair, both Water Resources Design, Austin.

The United States Society on Dams presented the 2017 ...

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Congratulations to Karl Hoffman, Environmental Science, Fort Worth, who has been certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) by the Society of Wetland Scientists.

A PWS must have at least five years' professional work experience,
which can include graduate-level education; professional
recommendations from other wetland scientists; and 15...

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