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Areas of flat terrain that include playa systems offer a unique challenge for hydrologic and hydraulic modeling. One possible solution is using Interconnected Pond Routing (ICPR) Version 4 software, which encompasses a 2D capability that can model flow across flat areas.

As the drainage lead on a roadway design team for the City of Lubbock, Freese and Nichols used ICPR4 software for modeling the existing and proposed conditions of Upland Avenue. Located on the...

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(All Images Courtesy of the City of Lubbock)

In the same way a physician meticulously performs open-heart surgery, cities have to modify their water system while it’s still running. But with flexible design and careful attention during construction, the transition to a new “heart” can go seamlessly without disruption of service.

A condition assessment showed the City of Lubbock needed to replace their 61- year-old Pump Station No. 7...

Read More - Performing Open-Heart Surgery On a Water System’s Primary Pump Station

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Ron Lemons, Nick Lester and Rusty Gibson at the ACEC 2015 OPAL awards gala

Nick Lester, a Transmission and Utilities Engineer in our Fort Worth office, highlighted Freese and Nichols' technical expertise in a Q&A feature in ASCE News , a news outlet of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Nick was interviewed about the Colorado River Municipal Water District's Ward County Water Supply Project , for which he...

Read More - Lester Featured in ASCE News; Project is One of ASCE's Top Five

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