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The 2014 Farm Bill has provided the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Watershed Rehabilitation Program with $262 million in funding for dam rehabilitation. Texas has received a portion of these funds for projects related to the rehabilitation of NRCS dams constructed under the Watershed Program and Pilot Watershed Program. Rehabilitation can include:

  • Extending the life of the dam
  • Addressing deterioration of components of the dam
  • Repairs from catastrophic storms
  • Upgrades needed to meet state dam safety laws
  • Decommission
  • ...

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The 2014 Farm Bill has provided the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Watershed Rehabilitation Program with $262 million in funding for dam rehabilitation. Texas has received a portion of these funds for projects related to the rehabilitation of NRCS dams constructed under the Watershed Program and Pilot Watershed Program. Rehabilitation can include:

  • Extending the life of the dam
  • Addressing deterioration of components of the dam
  • Repairs from catastrophic storms
  • Upgrades needed to meet state dam safety laws
  • Decommission
  • ...

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The dams and lakes project at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve has received the highest recognition from the American Council of Engineering Companies of West Virginia. As the project's designer, Freese and Nichols received the 2013 Engineering Excellence Award in Water Resources at the Council's annual awards banquet Oct. 28.

The Bechtel Summit, near the New River Gorge National River in southern West Virginia, is one of the Boy Scouts of America's four national High Adventure Bases and the permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree. When the Boy Scouts selected...

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Freese and Nichols has been working with a municipal client in evaluating a 63-year-old dam, which has served as a primary water supply source. During a routine dam safety inspection, our team identified seepage and slope slides which posed a serious dam safety risk.  At the time, the client did not have funds available to perform repairs, and funds to repair dams are few and far between in Texas.

Freese and Nichols determined the dam was constructed with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide flood control, thus making the dam eligible for the Structural Repair Grant...

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