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Hydrologic Analysis and Design with the WMS Software WCT/WBT

PROGRAM AREA: Hydraulics
Web-conference Training (WCT)Web-conference Training (WCT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
19 Hours
1.9 Units
$825 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 15 Maximum: 21


This 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, including the Rational Method, National Streamflow Statistics (NSS), and HEC-HMS, hydrologic models.

This blended WBT/WCT course comprises of 4 WCT lessons and several WBT lessons spread out over four weeks. The course starts with the first WCT to introduce the course, its course learning outcomes, as well as expectations for this course. Following each WCT are WBT lessons which participants complete prior to the next WCT. At the conclusion of each WBT lesson, participants will receive 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 gage the participants' mastery of the WBT topics through question and answer and polling the participants. Participants will demonstrate mastery of course content by passing the end-of-course assessment with a, score of 70% or higher.

Note: All participants wanting to take this course must register for the session they wish to take. All sessions will be hosted by NHI.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Use digital terrain data to automate drainage basin delineation.
  • Identify and use sources of electronic data such as web sites and proprietary data.
  • Compute drainage basin parameters commonly used in hydrologic models.
  • Use land use and soils geographic data to compute runoff coefficients and curve numbers.
  • Set up input data files for industry standard models used to develop peak flow estimates and hydrographs.


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 or 877.558.6873.


It is suggested (but not required) that course participants take NHI 135092 Highway Hydrology: Basic Concepts and Methods (WBT).


There are no sessions available.

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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Accreditation for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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