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Municipal Water Leader magazineMunicipal Water Leader magazine interviewed three Freese and Nichols leaders for a feature called "Leading Freese and Nichols into the Future" in their...

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Despite the recent rains, Texas is still in a severe drought. Municipalities, counties, planning organizations, and regional water districts are increasingly directing their focus on planning and developing strategies for long-term water resources.

In response to this continuing crisis, Freese and Nichols, in collaboration with the City of Dallas, is pleased to host an engaging and informative seminar on the drought, climate change and its implications for Texas, and water supply strategies. This seminar will provide a productive discussion of the current water situation and


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TagsSeminar, drought, Climate Change,

Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approved a water right permit for the Lake Ralph Hall project in Fannin County. The new reservoir will increase available water supplies for customers of the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) by at least 10 billion gallons a year, but permits yet to be approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are required before this project can become a reality. However, TCEQ’s approval – the first since 1985 to allow a water supply reservoir to be permitted – paves the way for the USACE permitting process to...

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Tagswater supply, drought,

Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Zebra mussels are back in the news, and as they spread farther into North Texas, Freese and Nichols is helping to address the threat posed by the invasive species.

(Star-Telegram article: Officials bracing for spread of zebra mussels​)

So far, the major impact of zebra mussels on our clients has been that North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has lost access to water supply from Lake Texoma because of...

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Tagsstreamflow, reservoir levels, Historical Data, Groundwater, Drought Restrictions, Drought Response, Drought Monitor, Drought Maps, Drought Index, Current Drought Conditions,

What should you consider?

  • Water contract and right restrictions
  • Drought contingency plan requirements
  • Supplier, customer and regulatory agency coordination
  • Coordination with governing bodies
  • Connected supply and demand comparison
  • Reactions of others and impact on water supply
  • Low lake levels and intake elevations
  • Transmission system restrictions
  • Increased losses in bed and banks delivery
  • Impacts on water demand
  • Impacts on water quality
  • Available drought
  • ...

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TagsWater Rights, Tips, lake levels, drought, Conservation,