Continuing our focus to provide high-value professional services at Fort Hood, Freese and Nichols was contracted in 2009 to collect and maintain a GIS-based database of stormwater infrastructure at the military installation. Although the original request was to develop a baseline map of the storm system simply to comply with new stormwater quality requirements under the Clean Water Act, Freese and Nichols provided benefits beyond compliance by also inventorying each asset's attributes, georeferenced location and physical condition. This GIS-based, content-rich infrastructure map gave Fort Hood the foundation to implement a stormwater management program for the installation. Moreover, Freese and Nichols has helped develop watershed master plans for North Fort Hood, West Fort Hood, and Main Cantonment to identify flooding and erosion problems and solutions within these watersheds as well as probable construction costs for budgeting purposes. Freese and Nichols continues to stay involved with the stormwater program as design engineers developing construction plans based on the solutions identified in the watershed master plans for select areas. Freese and Nichols also designed a bioswale within the installation's existing storm system infrastructure that has been installed and serves as a demonstration project for other locations throughout the installation.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Fort Hood
Environmental Science, Permitting, Program Management, Stormwater, Urban Planning + Design