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The data, methods and factors for potential wetland impact modeling will be the focus of URISA Texas’ June talk.

Nate Herold, a physical scientist with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management in Charleston, S.C., will lead a webinar called “Modeling Potential Wetland Impacts Due to Sea Level Rise in NOAA's Sea Level Rise Viewer” at noon June 27.

Herold will give an overview of the NOAA's Sea Level Rise Viewer, where he...

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Continuing our support and participation in the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT), David Bennett was elected secretary of the organization at the Texas Water conference in April.

David is an Associate in the Central Texas ...

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Freese and Nichols’ George Kelley and Murphy Parks are featured in the April issue of Municipal Water Leader, offering insight into dam risk assessments in the wake of the Oroville Dam incident.

Kelley and Parks examine some key takeaways, gave tips for dam owners to ensure safety and looked at the dam from an engineering perspective.

Kelley is a senior water resources engineer in the Atlanta Metro office; Parks is a Principal and Water Resources Design Practice Leader in Fort Worth.

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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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