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ULC Course Description

Streambank Erosion and Protection
Control Number: 285
Course Number: 35SBP01A
CEUs: 3.3     PDHs: 33.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course provides guidance to enable personnel involved in streambank erosion and protection projects to prepare for, organize, and conduct a field analysis of a streambank erosion problem; and design appropriate channel stabilization measures, including develop of alternatives and selection of the most appropriate designs.

This course provides project managers, planners, technicians, engineers, biologists, designers, regulators, and personnel involved in Section 14, 1135, and 206 projects the latest practical knowledge and design criteria for streambank protection and associated erosion control methods. Through a series of interactive lectures and field exercises the student will be introduced to the following subjects: fundamentals of fluvial geomorphology and river mechanics; streambed degradation protection measures; geotechnical consideration and design; environmental considerations when designing protection works; overview and design criteria of streambank protection measures (e.g., trench fill and windrow revetments, dikes, retards, longitudinal peaked stone toe, bendway weirs, and multiple biotechnical methods, among others); methods to analyze and select appropriate protection methods (or combination of methods); erosion control in dynamic environments; construction, monitoring, maintenance, and repair of streambank protection projects; and how to conduct reconnaissance of a streambank erosion problem. In conducting field exercises, students are taught how to plan for a stream reconnaissance, gather gage data and perform aerial photographic analyses, determine personal protection equipment and safety requirements, and how to gather and measure stream data. In this course, student teams are required to analyze, prepare, and present a streambank erosion problem, develop several alternative bank protection treatments, choose the most effective (or combination) treatment while taking into consideration the expected engineering performance, environmental ramifications, and cost effectiveness of the project.

The target audience for this course is employees in (a) Occupational Series: 0000-0100, 0400, 0800, 1300, and (b) Grade GS-05 or above, but the course is open to employees in any grade or occupational series. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: An important part of the class is a half-day field trip to investigate a local stream. Students will be required to climb streambanks and wade approximately one mile of stream over a period of 3 to 4 hours. ERDC-WES will provide needed field equipment. Students should bring appropriate field clothes, a windbreaker, and rain gear.


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SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
2Vicksburg, MS3/18/20243/22/20240