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The USACE has released a new version of HEC-RAS that repairs several issues that are present in version 5.0.4 including fixes for 2D manning’s n regions, RAS Mapper stored maps, lateral structure centerlines, lateral structure connections, user defined rating curves inside a SA/ 2D hydraulic connection, advanced time step control, and others. For a comprehensive list of all the repairs that were completed, see the “Problems Repaired” section of the ...

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Freese and Nichols joins several national organizations today to commemorate National Dam Safety Awareness Day.

There are more than 90,000 dams across the United States, many of which are vital to the nation’s infrastructure by providing drinking water, holding back flood waters, storing water to irrigate crops, providing recreation opportunities, and controlling rivers for navigable transportation. In addition, dams provide nearly half of...

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The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) recently announced the launch of Envision v3. The updated set of criteria outlines ways to maintain sustainability in both design and construction. 

Among the changes in Envision v3:

  • Increasing the number of credits and points
  • Expanding the scope of credits to include lifecycle economic evaluation, equity and social justice and sustainable community planning 
  • Adding new construction-focused
  • ...

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To better plan and prepare for flooding events, it is important to be aware of available resources. 

“It is crucial that Texans understand and respect the power of water. Planning and preparing are the keys to reducing loss of life and property," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote in his Texas Flood Awareness Week Proclamation. Read more about it here.

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Several Freese and Nichols offices wore blue to call attention to Texas Flood Awareness Week.

Gov. Greg Abbott set aside May 21-25 as Texas marks the third anniversary of the Memorial Day flooding in 2015 and the events of Hurricane Harvey last year.

He encouraged people to respect the power of water.

“It is crucial that Texans understand and respect the power of water. Planning and preparing are the keys to reducing the loss of life and property,” the proclamation reads.

Read more about the proclamation...

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Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. In terms of number of lives lost and property damage, flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country and at any time of the day or night. 

Understanding your risk and having a plan of action in the event of a flood can help you protect yourself, your loved ones, and your home.

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This week marks Flood Awareness Week in Texas, made official by a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott. The Texas Floodplain Management Association worked with the governor for the proclamation, which you can read in full here.

“As we approach the third anniversary of the tragic flooding of Memorial Day weekend in 2015, and after the catastrophic events of...

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The Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Austin Chapter will hold its 13th annual continuing education workshop June 15. With the theme of The Confluence of Water Resources Disciplines, this year's event will focus on multidiscipline design for water resources projects. Local and national landscape architects, ecologists, civil engineers, and other scientists will present on topics ranging from...

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