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Freese and Nichols is excited to participate in next week’s Texas Floodplain Management Association’s 2015 Spring Conference in Dallas, April 14-17. We are proud to partner with TFMA as a Zone X sponsor.

TFMA conferenceWe invite you to visit us in booth 100 and drop a chip in our Plinko board for a chance to win one of four prizes. Also, be sure to catch our presentations during the technical sessions:

Thursday, April 16

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Part of the North Texas Stormwater Group took a tour of vendor Hanson Pipe in Grand Prairie last month. The field trip, organized by Stormwater Project Manager Thomas Caffarel, allowed the group to better understand the manufacturing of the concrete pipes and boxes that they design for drainage projects. They also learned about typical lead times Hanson needs in order to fabricate special products, which will help the group better organize clients' schedules and overall project costs.

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently posted a request for applications for the Flood Protection Planning Grant. Up to $900,000 has been initially authorized for this grant application cycle. Typical awards are in the $100,000 to $150,000 range.

This grant can be used to study watersheds in Texas. The study can include hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) modeling, public input, and the development of recommended strategies to address flooding. The grant provides Texas money for up to 50 percent of the cost to develop the plan, with up to 75 percent available to areas...

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Freese and Nichols is currently following a recent policy change in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs that would make funding available for dam and levee work.

The new policy, titled “Eligibility of Flood Risk Reduction Measures under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs,” available here, changes current guidance documents to allow for the construction, demolition, or mitigation of dams, dikes, levees, floodwalls, seawalls, groins...

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Freese and Nichols is currently following a recent policy change in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs that would make funding available for dam and levee work.

The new policy, titled “Eligibility of Flood Risk Reduction Measures under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs,” available here, changes current guidance documents to allow for the construction, demolition, or mitigation of dams, dikes, levees, floodwalls, seawalls, groins...

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