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This post is a continuation of our Texas Flood Awareness Week series.

May 26 Tip
Website Resource: TexasFlood.org

Yesterday, the Texas Water Development Board announced the development and launch of TexasFlood.org, a website serving as a centralized location for flood-related data...

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The Texas Floodplain Management Association worked with Gov. Abbott to put out a Proclamation declaring May 23-27 “Flood Awareness Week in Texas.” This week is an ideal time to remind your families, friends and communities about the hazards posed by flooding. It is also valuable to use this opportunity to remind them what they can do to prepare for flooding. Over the course of the...

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A great resource for aerial imagery and animations from NASA, “Visible Earth” recently posted a photo from one of its satellites showing the effects of the significant amount of rain the South has experienced over the last several weeks. The first image shows flooding (in dark blue) around the Mississippi and White rivers. The second image shows a map of rainfall that fell from March 7-14; the brightest shades (located in northern Louisiana, northwestern Mississippi, and a major portion of Arkansas) indicate rainfall totals of 24 inches over the span of that week.

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With the recent storms in the southwest United States, many of the regional lakes are at or above capacity, including in the North Texas Region. Water is being released from lakes at a higher rate than normal, which may potentially cause river flooding downstream. Municipalities and communities may need to warn residents and business owners in flood-prone areas in a timely manner for public safety. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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“Call Endress regarding status of Fort Worth Lakes handling of floods” would seem like an appropriate statement for May 26, 2015. However, this was written by early partner and firm namesake Simon Freese in a May 26, 1957 diary entry during another wet May that ended the multi-year 1950’s drought.

In fact, in May 1957, 12.64 inches of rainfall were...

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Co-authored by Evan Burn, EIT, and Lesley Brooks, P.E., CFM

Kilgore Storm Sewer Master PlanThe City of Kilgore was facing flooding and other issues in the downtown area related to aging storm sewer infrastructure. In addition, staff members who had recently joined the team were not as familiar with the existing infrastructure and wanted to gain more insight into what was in place. To address these issues, the City turned to Freese and Nichols to create a Downtown...

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Freese and Nichols’ innovative underground detention project in the historic Central Arlington Heights neighborhood of Fort Worth is currently being advertised for construction. This project included the design of a custom detention system underneath a flood-prone residential street in the historic neighborhood. The area had previously been studied by Freese and Nichols to determine the extent of the existing flooding and to identify solutions to eliminate flooding in a 100-year storm. The previous studies identified that 100-year solutions are not affordable and partial solutions that...

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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 that flooded over a dozen homes each occurrence. This area of Bryan also included numerous repetitive flood loss properties and a couple of severe...

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