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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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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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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 Bregger Garrison​, Transportation Design, San Antonio, who has been selected to participate in the 2017 Leadership Lab for the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) San Antonio Post.

The Leadership Lab is the Post's annual mentoring program for young members. It is aimed at both up-and-coming leaders and established operational leaders in government and industry....

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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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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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