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Freese and Nichols' Kim Patak will present “When Rivers and Infrastructure Collide,” Jan. 23 at the Texas Regional Stormwater Conference in New Braunfels.

Millions of dollars are spent each year repairing America’s infrastructure due to damage from stream erosion. Concepts of fluvial geomorphology, planning and holistic engineering are integrated into the resiliency approach to prevent, protect, respond and recover from problems caused by stream erosion.

This presentation uses real-world examples to outline...

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The National Weather Service predicts a wetter-than-usual winter for the South and Southeastern United States. Coming on top of a string of stormy, soggy months that inundated communities from Central Texas to the Carolina coast, that forecast indicates that we should stay prepared for the potential of more flooding in coming months.

We should not underestimate the power of rushing water. Most flood-related drownings occur when cars drive into floodwaters or...

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The growing death toll from Hurricane Florence emphasizes that having a flood warning system in place is more important now than ever.

The National Weather Service estimates that floods were the leading cause of weather-related deaths in 2017 — ahead of heat — with 116 lives lost. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country and at any time of the day or night....

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On Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category Four hurricane.

The extreme flooding across Houston and other areas of southeast Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey has made it the second most costly natural disaster in U.S. history, behind Hurricane Katrina. In response to the widespread damage and ongoing recovery efforts, the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) formed a Task Committee...

Read More - ASCE Releases Report on Flood Risk Management Post-Harvey

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

May 26 Tip Website Resource:

Yesterday, the Texas Water Development Board announced the development and launch of , a website serving as a centralized location for flood-related data and information on what to do before, during and after a flooding event. will serve...

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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 week, Freese...

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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,...

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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 Administration's National Weather Service...

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