Severe storms and flooding ravaged many areas of Texas in May 2015, causing damage and loss of life. Two real-time decision support systems implemented by Ford Engineers helped water managers monitor the situation there and make operation and response decisions. Ford Engineers deployed the Corps Water Management System (CWMS) at the Galveston District of the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Aviso system at the Tarrant Regional Water District, shown on-screen in this news story.

Justo Pena of the Galveston District said, "The CWMS system you all developed has been one of the greatest assets to this District, and in particular to this flood event, that included reaching very near record pool at the reservoirs."