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More than 20 Austin office employees, friends and family participated in the annual Big Brothers a​nd Big Sisters (BBBS) Bowl for Kids charity event Saturday, February 27. Freese and Nichols sponsored the pre-bowling ASCE team happy hour at Sherlock's Pub & Grille.

Freese and Nichols placed 5th in the fund raising standings with a total of $1,842. This year, 17 teams and 111 participants raised $19,879. ...

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Congratulations to Kim Patak, Stormwater, Austin, who became President of the Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Austin Chapter for the 2015-2016 term. Also, Will Huff, Stormwater, Austin, is continuing his efforts as Communications Chair for a second year. Under their leadership, the Chapter plans on hosting their annual water resources workshop, designing and constructing rain gardens with the community, and building...

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Freese and Nichols recently provided floodplain analyses, Section 404 permitting and archaeological survey services for Baylor University’s proposed football stadium, Baylor Stadium. The new stadium is proposed along the banks of the Brazos River in an area known for historical findings.

As a result of combined efforts of Baylor University, the Stadium Design Firms and Freese and Nichols, the team was able to huddle together to accelerate several aspects of the project.

Hydraulic Modeling Yields Positive Results ...

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Project Background 

When the 23 dams in the Upper Brushy Creek watershed in southern Williamson County were built by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service in the 1960s, they met all safety standards for earthen dams in sparsely populated areas. Now, 21 of those dams provide flood control for one of central Texas’ fastest growing populations and, due to increased potential risk to the public (risk creep), are classified as high hazard dams. 

In 2000, the Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) was directed by the State of Texas to bring...

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