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Congratulations to Edra Brashear, Stormwater, Dallas, who has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Dallas Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

She will serve a one-year term as Secretary for 2018.

Read Edra’s Get-To-Know-You section on the Dallas Branch Facebook Page below.



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Join Freese and Nichols at the Texas Floodplain Management Association 2015 Fall Technical Summit.
We're proud to partner with TFMA as a Zone X Sponsor.

Here's a look at our presentations this week:

Thursday, Sept. 3

Track D - Flood Control Concepts and Ethics

D1 - A Race Against Time: An Emergency Bank Stabilization on Kee Branch
Scott Hubley, P.E., CFM, and David Coffman, P.G., CFM - Freese and Nichols; with Amy Cannon, P.E., CFM - City of...

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Freese and Nichols is excited to participate in next week’s Texas Floodplain Management Association’s 2015 Spring Conference in Dallas, April 14-17. We are proud to partner with TFMA as a Zone X sponsor.

TFMA conferenceWe invite you to visit us in booth 100 and drop a chip in our Plinko board for a chance to win one of four prizes. Also, be sure to catch our presentations during the technical sessions:

Thursday, April 16


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Part of the North Texas Stormwater Group took a tour of vendor Hanson Pipe in Grand Prairie last month. The field trip, organized by Stormwater Project Manager Thomas Caffarel, allowed the group to better understand the manufacturing of the concrete pipes and boxes that they design for drainage projects. They also learned about typical lead times Hanson needs in order to fabricate special products, which will help the group better organize clients' schedules and overall project costs.


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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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Earlier this year, Kelly Dillard, Freese and Nichols Stormwater Group Manager, and Erika Nordstrom, Water Resources Design Engineer, alongside Greg Simmons, City of Fort Worth Stormwater Division, presented “We Hear You! The City of Fort Worth Stormwater Division Addresses Development Review Concerns,” a presentation discussing the joint effort between the City and the development community in improving the drainage review process at the City of Fort Worth.

In 2006, the City of Fort Worth adopted the iSWM Criteria Manual for Site Development and Construction as the drainage...

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The 16th Annual EPA Region 6 Conference is coming up soon in Fort Worth, from July 27 to August 1. Don't miss these Freese and Nichols papers, presentations and posters.

Wednesday, July 30

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A bill, HB 3289, has been introduced in the Texas Legislature regarding “the licensing of professionals engaged in Texas pollutant discharge elimination system-related stormwater activity.” This bill would amend Chapter 26, Water Code, to create a licensing program for TPDES (Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) stormwater professionals.

This bill is currently in the Natural Resources House Committee and is being watched closely by the majority of water agencies in Texas.

In the North Texas region, NCTCOG may discuss this piece of legislation at the Regional...

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