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This blended WBT/WCT course - Hydrologic Analysis and Design with the Watershed Modeling System (WMS) Software - provides participants with an introduction to hydrologic modeling in WMS. Participants will learn about terrain and other GIS data acquisition for computing geometric and hydrologic parameters in WMS. They will then learn how to input those parameters into hydrologic models. Specifically, this course covers the Rational Method, National Streamflow Statistics (NSS), and HEC-HMS, hydrologic models. Participants will be given the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of course outcome through the end-of-course assessment. A score of 70% or higher is required to demonstrate mastery of the course content.
After each WBT lesson, participants will be provided a link to download instructions and data files for independent study exercises. Those exercises will reinforce the topics addressed in the WBT lessons. The WCT lessons will be used as an exercise to gage the participants' mastery of those topics. This will be done through question and answer and polling the participants.
The target audience for this course includes FHWA and State Department of Transportation hydraulics and hydrology personnel and other Federal, State, local or consulting engineers who have responsibility for--or desire to work with--the analysis and design of highway river crossings. Course participants should have knowledge of the fundamentals of hydrology and hydrologic analysis.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.