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The City of Wichita Falls is preparing for future floods after experiencing heavy storms over Memorial Day weekend. A new Wichita River floodplain study has now been approved by the City Council to protect citizens and infrastructure from future flood events. The project has been covered by Wichita Falls’ local News Channel 6.

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The City of Wichita Falls developed emergency evacuation plans for Memorial Day rains, with the help of Freese and Nichols. The weather service was projecting a potential flood of record for the Wichita River.

Within a matter of hours, we developed flood maps that they could use for emergency management operations, sending GIS files for floodplain delineations of a variety of flood stages corresponding to the potential flood stages. The City pulled the maps up on the screen at the emergency operations center and went to work making their emergency evacuation plans.

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