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Winter is coming – the first official day of winter is Dec. 21.

As a dam owner, you can take advantage of these changed conditions by going out and doing an inspection. 

Here are some things to look for as Old Man Winter approaches.

  • Hopefully you got that end-of-season mowing completed and now the vegetation is not obscuring your ability to take a good look at your dam. Look for deficiencies that may have occurred due to our
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Now that Texas is recording triple digit temperatures, it's difficult to remember how much it rained in May without revisiting photos. Murphy Parks, Water Resources Design, Fort Worth,​ volunteered to help state agencies with dam monitoring in his wife's hometown after heavy Memorial Day rains.

The Gooch, Munday and Sanders dams in the Texas Panhandle town of Shamrock were experiencing flooding-related issues. Murphy helped the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) inspect and monitor the Gooch Dam, which is adjacent to a...

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