Basic Hydrology

Creating hydrologic models of small watersheds for conservation bmps, leveraging the power of GIS.

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Basic Hydrology

Description

This course teaches soil and water district technicians and junior engineers how to model small watersheds for conservation and stormwater management structures. Three hydrological models are presented: EFH2, TR-20/TR-55, and the rational method. The course includes a blend of GIS and by-hand analysis methods. For the GIS portions, parallel workflows are presented for ArcGIS (Spatial Analyst extension), and for QGIS. The EFH2 software is presented for rural hydrology while HydroCAD (Free Sampler edition) is used for urban projects. The course culminates in two design examples to allow students to implement what they've learned.

What You Will Learn!

  • Compute peak runoff rates for rural watersheds
  • Compute peak runoff rates for urban watersheds
  • Delineate watersheds using maps and ground truthing
  • Understand the differences between the 3 most widely used hydrology models

Who Should Attend!

  • Soil and Water District technicians with 0-2 years of experience
  • Entry level engineers working in transportation, civil/site, and agricultural disciplines

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Tags

  • Civil Engineering

Subscribers

15937

Lectures

20

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