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Understanding the Section 203 process in Corps of Engineers project authorization

Posted on July 23, 2019
In this day of limited Investigations funds in the Corps of Engineers budget, many sponsors have turned to the Section 203 process to get projects authorized. Since 1986, sponsors have been authorized to undertake feasibility studies of proposed water resources development projects for submission directly to the Secretary of the Army (the ASA(CW))...

One Giant Leap – Dawson & Associates Remembers

Posted on July 17, 2019
Fifty years ago this Saturday, Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. The live broadcast of this historic event riveted the nation. To mark the 50th anniversary, we asked a few members of the Dawson team what they were doing when Armstrong took that step. Here are their recollections:

Life on the Mississippi

Posted on July 8, 2019
Recent rains across the Midwest and the South had severe impact in the Missouri River basin and now are putting stress on the Mississippi River’s levee system. Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana and Mississippi have all recently seen levees in danger, with some local levees breached...

Remembering July 4th

Posted on July 1, 2019
During 36 years in the U.S. Army, my family and I moved 19 times. But each year, we celebrated Independence Day the same way: with lots of noise. If we were in the US, we fired off our rocket “stash,” usually after feasting on dogs, burgers and watermelon. ..

Native American tribal rights & Federal permitting

Posted on June 2, 2019
In a previous blog, we cited our colleagues Gen. (ret) Rick Stevens and Col. (ret) John Eisenhauer for their excellent Pipeline and Gas Journal commentary on Federal energy permitting and how to overcome Native American tribal objections. An interested reader wrote to Rick and John, asking whether their analysis applies only to pipelines...

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In the 1860’s…

…future President James A. Garfield built a home on the site of Dawson & Associates. For more information about how President Garfield’s values are reflected in our work, click here.