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John Rutledge, Patrick Miles, and Garrett Johnston, all professional engineers with Freese and Nichols, conducted a three-day HEC-RAS 2D workshop in Oklahoma City, hosted by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) Dam Safety program. Discussion and activities focused on applications and benefits of HEC-RAS 2D modeling; RAS Mapper and terrain preparation; running 1D and 2D models including dam, levee, and breach modeling; viewing results with RAS Mapper; troubleshooting and model review. The workshop included a number of hands-on modeling...

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John Rutledge, Patrick Miles, and Garrett Johnston, all professional engineers with Freese and Nichols, conducted a three-day HEC-RAS 2D workshop in Oklahoma City, hosted by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) Dam Safety program. Discussion and activities focused on applications and benefits of HEC-RAS 2D modeling; RAS Mapper and terrain preparation; running 1D and 2D models including dam, levee, and breach modeling; viewing results with RAS Mapper; troubleshooting and model review. The workshop included a number of hands-on modeling...

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The City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability recently recognized our Austin office as a platinum-level Austin Green Busines​s Leader (AGBL) — the program’s highest level. By the City’s definition, a green business operates in a way that protects the environment, enhances the community and maintains a healthy workplace.

After documenting the office’s green practices in...

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Freese and Nichols will attend and present at the Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) Spring conference April 25-28 in Dallas. Stop by our booth, #208, or catch one of our presentations or workshop:

Wednesday, April 26

8 a.m. – noon - Low Impact Development (LID) and Design Workshop
Kelly Dillard*; Matt Hollon of the City of Austin; Patrick Haigh of the City of Dallas, Bryan Dick*; Stephanie Coffman*; Karen Bishop of the San Antonio River Authority

Thursday, April 27 ...

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Texas Water 2017 is this week! If you're attending the conference in Austin, Texas, visit Freese and Nichols in booth 1225/1227 or catch a few of our presentations:

Tuesday, April 11

1:30 - 2 p.m. - Boron Removal from Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Using Chemical Coagulation: Processes and Mechanisms
Darpan Chorghe and Shankar Chellam of Texas A&M University; University Forum Track

2:30 - 3 p.m. - A Trenchless Approach to...

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Second in a series

As we discussed last month, a recent study published by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) could affect many Texas dam owners. The study updates the probable maximum precipitation (PMP) data, and in many cases it has changed the amounts of rainfall that dams are...

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Second in a series

As we discussed last month, a recent study published by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) could affect many Texas dam owners. The study updates the probable maximum precipitation (PMP) data, and in many cases it has changed the amounts of...

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H2O Counts is an 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. The H2O Counts blog posts will include information that is relevant to ongoing and/or future water conservation efforts.

As you may be aware, the Texas legislative session is currently underway. The House bills are expected to pass House by May 12, 2017 and the Senate bills are...

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