Topic: Water Resources

Innovative Techniques Improve Safety at Lake Ponca Dam Spillway

The award-winning project exemplifies an intentional, systematic approach to safety, users’ needs, and cost-effective solutions, allowing for continued use even during flood events.

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An Innovative Approach to Pump Station Design

The award-winning Main Stem project, which provides a renewable source of water, used innovative applications of modeling tools to reduce cost, minimize risk and maximize value to the owner.

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Ed Dickson
Morgan McIlwain

Forward-Thinking Watershed Master Plan Makes Fayetteville a Leader in Flood Resilience

The project, which saves taxpayer dollars and lays a strong foundation for economic development, was recognized with one of four top honors from ACEC North Carolina.

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Adam Payne

Big Reservoir, Big Savings: Innovative QC and QA Strategies for the Bois d’Arc Lake Program

The $1.6 billion program has an innovative approach with a staff augmentation and construction management-at-risk (CMAR) model, which saved the owner tens of millions of dollars.

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Laying Foundations for Port Freeport’s Progress

Over the past five years, Port Freeport has powered forward on an ambitious plan to broaden its role as an […]

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Murphy Parks

Grady Hillhouse Shares Dams Expertise in Texas WET Magazine

Thousands of small dams across Texas have outlasted their design life, need repair or replacement, and pose the risk of […]

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Justin Oswald

Designing for Channels with Limited Space

Even when designing drainage improvements in a project with limited easement space, aesthetics remain important to a successful outcome. When […]

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Featured Innovation: Forecasts for Water Along With the Weather

Amid 100-degree temperatures, Freese and Nichols employed a Daily Demand Model to help a water district be sure they could reliably provide for the peak demands of their 1.8 million customers.

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Featured Innovation: Streamlining for Stormwater

By leveraging data in GIS, the Amarillo Drainage Utility focused the available dollars on projects that meet the strategic goals of the community and demonstrate a business case, helping to build support among citizens and elected officials.

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Holland Lake Channel Project Honored by APWA Texas

Four Freese and Nichols projects received awards from the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter. The Holland Lake Channel Improvements […]

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Farmers Branch Creek Emergency Repairs Honored by APWA Texas

After two dams crumbled during torrential rains, our multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists devised a solution to stabilize the creek in just nine months.

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Krista Melnar

New FEMA Hazard Mitigation Funding Opportunities

As hurricane season is upon us, our partners throughout the country in the floodplain management sector are exploring ways to […]

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