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Freese and Nichols Associate Kim Patak, Water Resources Design, will present on May 4 with the City of Austin at the Association of State Floodplain Managers National Conference in Kansas City, MO.  

Their presentation, Community Benefits of Defining an Urban Overland Flowpath, will discuss Austin’s current Urban (Local) Flood Hazard Mitigation efforts, development policy for drainage analysis and...

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Cody Cockroft and Rita Anderson, both in Water Resources, Houston, were invited speakers at the Texas Regional Workshop of the National Hydrologic Warning Council (NHWC) on Nov. 11-12 at the San Jacinto River Authority offices in Conroe, Texas.

The NHWC assists emergency and environmental management officials by providing expert advice on the use of real-time, high-quality hydrologic information from automated remote data systems, with the goals of protecting lives, property and the environment. The Texas workshop was well-attended,...

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When a Freese and Nichols Southeast Division team replaced the Jones Creek Spillway​, west of Houston, they designed and built it to withstand an extreme scenario. But they probably didn't expect such an event to happen so soon.

On May 11, four days after completion, the Spillway was tested by a storm just under the 100-year storm event: a flood that resulted in headwaters only one foot below the design elevation. The project passed the test, and the team was pleased to see it operate as intended. 

The design included installation of flood gauges on the upstream side of the...

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