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Texas cities, counties and other public entities have an unprecedented opportunity this year to plan for and repair damages caused by devastating floods and to protect against future storms. With new financial resources available, it’s important for community leaders to understand how to make sure their areas can benefit.

The constitutional amendments that voters approved in November 2019 resulted from new planning and funding laws passed by the Texas Legislature. Now, the Texas...

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How do you know what type of wall fits for improving a channel?

The Delaware Creek Channel Improvements project, a $50 million project for the City of Irving, utilizes three types of channel wall available. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages, such as space, construction and speed.

Modular Block Wall

These walls are constructed by stacking precast concrete block units. These are gravity walls and resist external forces...

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Stakeholders have until mid-January to review and comment on the proposed Flood Infrastructure Fund rules and Flood Intended Use Plan.

The rules and the plan include information on eligibility, minimum standards, program timeline, financial assistance categories, prioritization criteria, and additional information. Comments on the rules should be submitted to the Texas Water Development Board at rulescomments@twdb.texas.gov, and comments on the Intended Use Plan should be submitted...

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In order to connect passengers between Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes, the proposed Texas Central High-Speed Rail must cross the Trinity River and numerous other streams, drainage ways and floodplains.

Freese and Nichols played a key role in developing the first privately developed high-speed train project in North America. To examine alignment alternatives for the high-speed train, nearly 900 drainage crossings with a combined drainage area of 7,000 square miles were...

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On Nov. 5, Texas voters approved Proposition 2 and Proposition 8 , constitutional amendments related to funding projects for economically distressed areas and also establishing a fund for regional flood planning and infrastructure projects.

More on Proposition 2

Proposition 2 authorizes the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to issue an additional $200 million in general obligation bonds. The funds would be used to further fund projects through...

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It’s time for Texans to head to the polls again, and it’s important for voters to be informed about what’s on the ballot.

One of the items under consideration is Proposition 8 , which would create the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for a statewide, cooperative effort for regional flood planning, mitigation and infrastructure projects.

How the Flood Infrastructure Fund Works

FIF would be administered by the ...

Read More - Texas’ Proposition 8 Would Dedicate $900M to Flood Control

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Catch our presentations below at the 2019 TFMA Fall Summit.

Title: Hands-on HEC-RAS 2D Workshop When : 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 Presenters: Garrett Johnston, PE, CFM Holly Ahumada, PE, CFM What: This hands-on workshop will provide an overview of the new capabilities of HEC-RAS 5. For over two decades, the US Army Corps of Engineers’ free HEC-RAS software has been the...

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Anywhere in the United States decision-makers can get an accurate picture of how much rain fell and where thanks to a new tool.

Using Freese and Nichols Research and Development funding, our team developed the Rainfall Wrangler, which automatically analyzes gauge-adjusted radar rainfall over a specific area and timeframe and creates summary spreadsheets and maps.

Stormwater Engineer Garrett Johnston, PE, CFM, GISP , and GIS Analyst Dan Lindner ...

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