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This year’s Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) Fall Conference was held in Rockwall, Texas from September 19-21, 2012.

Freese and Nichols’ staff presented the following topics for the Fall 2012 conference, which are now available for download (click the title to view the presentation) :

Using Calibrated Hydrology, Unsteady Hydraulics, and Stream Geomorphology to Better Define Flooding and Erosion Risks Along Marys Creek

Hector Olmos, PE, CFM – Freese and Nichols,...

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TagsTexas Floodplain Management Association, City of Fort Worth, City of Bryan, City of Benbrook,

The Still Creek Watershed in Bryan, Texas, had a habit of flooding in unexpected places. Some areas along the creek and its tributaries flooded on a regular basis. Other areas like the Lynndale Acres subdivision had a history of flooding outside of the Federal Emergency Management Agency floodplain. This area was identified by the City's Stormwater CIP Masterplan as the most severe flooding problem in Bryan due in part to storms in 2007 and 2009...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently published a request for applications for its Regional Facility Planning Grant. The planning grant can be used to evaluate feasible options for regional water supply and/or wastewater facility needs. At least two political subdivisions must participate in the study and more than one service area must be evaluated for future water or wastewater service.

Applications are due December 20, 2012. The total funding that has been allocated...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently published a request for applications for their Flood Protection Planning (FPP) Grant. The FPP can be used to develop flood protection studies and/or plans for watersheds to address flooding in a watershed.

Freese and Nichols has been successful in assisting our clients in obtaining this grant. The FPP grant provides 50 percent matching funds. The total available funding allocated to this program is $900,000.

The application...

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H2O4Texas has produced a short video that serves as a reminder that the drought is not over for some areas in Texas and that implementing the strategies in the State Water Plan is critical to our future. Click here to watch the video.

Freese and Nichols is a sponsor of the ​H2O4TEXAS Coalition, which was created to increase public awareness of the critical water shortfalls facing our state and mobilize support for full implementation...

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With the anticipation for the Texas Municipal League's 100th annual Conference and Exhibition in November, Freese and Nichols has started a Twitter campaign to welcome TML to the Century Club and encourage conference attendees to use social media communication tools.

By using the hashtag #TheCenturyClub , Freese and Nichols has started a grouped, online conversation that clients are invited to participate in. Each week, the Freese and Nichols Social Media Team will post a...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has provided an update on the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) application process. At this time, the categories for which DWSRF funding has been spoken include disadvantaged communities, very small communities, and green projects. Funds are still available in the mainstream DWSRF. Click here for more details.

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Please join professionals from Freese and Nichols at the American Planning Association Texas Chapter's Annual Conference on Oct. 3-6 in Fort Worth, Texas.

We also invite you to join our online conference conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #TXAPA12 . We look forward to your tweets.

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