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“Call Endress regarding status of Fort Worth Lakes handling of floods” would seem like an appropriate statement for May 26, 2015. However, this was written by early partner and firm namesake Simon Freese in a May 26, 1957 diary entry during another wet May that ended the multi-year 1950’s drought.

In fact, in May 1957, 12.64 inches of rainfall were...

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The National Weather Service Weather Predictions Center provided rainfall forecasts for individual days (1, 2 and 3) and total rainfall forecasts for (2, 3, 5 and 7 days). These maps can viewed at a national scale at the following website: The seven-day forecast for the South Central United States is included below.

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Recent April rainfall in many parts of Texas and Oklahoma has resulted in inflows to lakes and reservoirs, in some cases causing them to spill over. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport recorded 5.56 inches of rainfall in April and has recorded 14.67 inches year to date, compared to normal rainfall of 11.35 inches. With additional rainfall in the forecast for many parts of Texas and Oklahoma, additional inflow may continue to improve lake levels through May before the summer months. Most of the reservoirs east of the I-35 corridor are nearly full, while those in the western portions of...

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Freese and Nichols University hosted two Drought and Climate Change Seminars in Dallas on September 25, 2014. Speakers included Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and Tom Gooch, Vice President and Water Resource Planning Group Manager at Freese and Nichols.


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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Water Development Board are requiring revised Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plans to be submitted no later than May 1, 2014, less than five months from today. Entities that do not submit a plan will not be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Texas Water Development Board.

Well-crafted plans function as a playbook for water management teams as they encounter supply challenges and uncertainties. Freese and Nichols will equip you with the tools you need to develop your own plans...

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