This is the second course in the H&H Professional Development Series. It is an application-oriented training course for the Watershed Modeling System (WMS) program and provides engineers and designers with the theory and practical application of hydrologic principles for culvert and bridge design. Participants will learn how to conduct a hydrologic analysis for gaged and ungaged streams in Pennsylvania, including data collection, watershed delineation, hydrologic method selection, and peak flow calculation.
This course provides the tools necessary to locate and use land use, soils, and other geographic information system (GIS) data to calculate flows in WMS instead of labor intensive processes such as delineating watershed boundaries and calculating modeling parameters from paper maps. Instruction of hydrologic methods that are acceptable to PennDOT will include the WRC Method, Rational Method, NFF (USGS 00-4189), TR-55, EFH2, and HEC-1.