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Yesterday, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced approval of $3.9 billion in funding from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT).

“Being able to finance projects through SWIFT is a major step toward achieving the goal of securing Texas’ long-term water supplies,” said...

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whooping crane, whooping crane lawsuitYesterday, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition to review the case that ruled the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality was not responsible for the winter 2008 deaths of endangered whooping cranes on the Texas coast.

In 2013, a group called The Aransas Project...

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This week, the Texas Water Development Board released the new Environmental Information Document, a clear and precise template to be used for projects receiving funding from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund or the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The template is designed to simplify the process by decreasing the amount of time spent on document preparation by customers and review time by agencies.

A training...

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Recent rainfall has brought significant improvements to drought-stricken areas across the South Central United States. Lake levels are rising and crops are flourishing, but how do we know if the rain will continue in the coming days?

Freese and Nichols is pleased to announce the launch of our interactive precipitation forecast map. This map displays the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Quantitative...

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Canadian River Basin, Red River Basin, watermasterThe Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is currently evaluating the Canadian and Red River Basins to assess the potential need for a watermaster in those areas. Watermasters proactively manage the water rights in the basin to ensure compliance by monitoring stream flows, reservoir levels and water use. In order to pay for the expenses of a watermaster’s operation, a base fee of $50 and...

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