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Freese and Nichols joins several national organizations today to commemorate the significant role dams play in American life. There are over 87,000 dams in the U.S., which provide nearly half of the nation's clean, renewable electricity as well as water supply, recreation, and agriculture and industrial support.

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Congratulations to our clients at the City of Luling, recognized with a Public Works Project of the Year award for the Luling Zedler Mill Dam Rehabilitation, Historic Restoration/Preservation category, $2 million - $5 million division. Phyllis Hillhouse with the Zedler Mill accepted the honor at the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter Annual Conference banquet on Thursday, June 25.

Concerns about Zedler Dam were first raised in October 2008, when...

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Innovative improvements to Upper Brushy Creek Dam No. 7 were featured in a Community Impact news article this month after a public open house for the project. The dam is located in Williamson County, where flooding during Tropical Storm Hermine caused damage to many houses, parks and structures in 2010.

We worked with the Upper Brushy...

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September is National Preparedness Month. This is the third in a series of Ebb and Flow articles encouraging awareness across the state this month.

Many of us recall the state dam safety regulations related to Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) that were passed a few years ago. You may also recall that EAPs must be reviewed annually, and the plan must be updated as necessary. It is recommended to have exercises each year to keep all parties familiar with the plan. Tabletop exercises must also be conducted at least once every five years and include the dam owner, state and local...

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