ULC Course Description

Hydrologic Modeling with HEC-HMS
Control Number: 178
Course Number: 35HAF01A
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This course provides basic instruction on the Corps' Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS). Workshops provide hands-on reinforcement of scientific and engineering principles presented in lectures. Students will be prepared to work on typical flood risk management studies after completing the course. These same skills are also used as a starting point for studies in ecosystem restoration, forecasting, and navigation.

The course covers basic hydrologic engineering techniques for precipitation-runoff analysis to support flood risk management studies. Topics include: basin average rainfall estimation, infiltration determination, unit hydrographs, streamflow routing, and methods for modeling runoff throughout a watershed composed of multiple subbasins and river reaches. Parameter estimation using optimization and reservoir outflow modeling are also included. Workshops provide hands-on reinforcement for these areas while following from start to finish a sample reservoir study typical of many flood risk management projects. Scientific and engineering principles of hydrologic studies are presented and HEC-HMS is implemented as a tool.

Nominees should have completed a college-level hydrology course. Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational Series: 0400, 0800, and 1300; (b) Grade: GS-07 or above.


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SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
1Davis, CA11/1/202211/3/20220