COURSE TITLE: Applied Hydrologic Modeling for Ecological Restoration Projects
SPONSOR: Maryland Stream Restoration Association (MSRA)
INSTRUCTOR: Jeremy Payne, P.E., Water Resources Engineer
REQUIRED MATERIALS: None. Students may bring a laptop with the latest version of TR-55 and TR-20 installed to follow along with the in-class examples.
PROVIDED MATERIALS: Handouts of lecture slides and digital copies of TR-20 files for in-class examples.
PREREQUISITES: None. An introductory hydrology class will be helpful, but not required.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Ecological restoration is a rapidly growing field in Maryland in need of passionate, technically-abled professionals. Understanding how to develop and effectively analyze hydrologic models is an essential component of every restoration project. This hands on, application driven course will teach students how restoration professionals develop, run and assess TR-55 and TR-20 models for stream restoration and stormwater management projects using real world examples from restoration consulting companies within Maryland. The hydrologic results will be applied to restoration assessment and design, including a demonstration on how to properly size a proposed stream restoration channel under a variety of flow conditions. The workshop is FREE and lunch will be provided. Currently it’s for students only.
When: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Time: 9am to 4pm
Where: The Animal Sciences/ENST Building at the University of Maryland College Park
8:30 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Introductions and Review of Learning Objectives
9:15 am – 10:30 am
Overview of TR-55/TR-20, including a description of required model inputs: Time of Concentration, Curve Number, Hydrologic Soil Groups, Precipitation Data and Drainage Area Delineation.
10:30 am – 10:40 am
10:40 am – 11:10 am
Example #1: Single Drainage Area
11:10 am – 12:00 pm
Example #2: Multiple Drainage Areas with channel routing
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch (Lunch will be provided by MSRA)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Example #3: Modeling a Stormwater Management Facility
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
How to understand and analyze results from the first 3 examples
2:30 pm – 2:40 pm
2:40 pm – 3:10 pm
How to calibrate hydrologic models using regional curves and regression equations
3:10 pm – 3:50 pm
Example #4: How to select a design discharge and size a proposed stream restoration channel under a variety of flow conditions
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm