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Flood Frequency Analysis
Control Number: 123
Course Number: 35FFA01A
CEUs: 0.0     PDHs: 0.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course provides a basic understanding for the correct application of the Interagency Committee on Water Data guidelines on computation of flood flow frequencies. The computer software HEC-SSP is used throughout the course.

This course enables the participant to make technically sound and efficient discharge-frequency estimates. The course focuses on the theoretical basis for frequency analysis, application of techniques contained in the "Guidelines for Determining Flood Flow Frequency," Bulletin 17B, and application of the computer program HEC-SSP. The course is intended for engineers, hydrologists, and others involved in developing discharge-frequency estimates at gaged and ungaged locations.

Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational Series: Selected 0800, 1300, and 1500; (b) Grade: GS-07 or above. Course nominees should be engineers who perform professional work in the fields of hydrology and hydraulics. Nominees should have one or more years of experience in these areas. It is suggested that course participants be in positions where, in the next year or two, they will be involved in developing frequency curves, performing regional analysis, or determining generalized skew coefficients. Course nominees must have completed a college-level statistics course in order to succeed in this class.


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SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
1Davis, CA5/4/20205/8/202030