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Control Number: 369
Course Number: 35AHC01A
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This course provides advanced instruction in the use of the Corps' Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS) for ecosystem restoration, flood damage reduction, forecasting, and navigation studies where advanced simulation strategies are required. Workshops are used to provide hands-on reinforcement of scientific and engineering principles presented in lecture. Students will be prepared to work on more complicated studies after completing the course.

The course covers a variety of areas that go beyond the Basic HEC-HMS course which focuses on event-based flood hydrology. This course starts with a module on continuous simulation, including the details of modeling water content in the soil, evaporation and transpiration, and parameter estimation from soil databases. It continues with a module on interior drainage exploring both event and continuous analysis techniques. The next module covers snow processes and snowmelt modeling, with particular attention paid to proper calibration techniques when using snow data. A module is included for surface erosion and wash-off, channel sediment transport, and sediment settling in reservoirs. The last module provides approaches to dealing with hydraulic complications in channel routing.

Nominees must have a working knowledge of hydrologic processes and how they are represented in HEC-HMS. Students should have taken Course 178, Hydrologic Modeling with HEC-HMS, or have equivalent work experience. Basic HEC-HMS navigation skills will not be taught in this class. Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational Series: Selected 0800 and 1300; (b) Grade: GS-09 or above.


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