MARYLAND STREAM RESTORATION ASSOCIATION

Applied Hydrologic Modeling for Ecological Restoration Projects [Students Only]

  • 14 Apr 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Animal Sciences/ENST Building at the University of Maryland College Park
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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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • ·         Understand how hydrologic modeling is used and applied in ecological restoration projects.
  • ·         Successfully develop and run TR-55 and TR-20 models for a variety of restoration scenarios.
  • ·         Understand all required model inputs and resources used to determine site specific values.
  • ·         Effectively view and analyze results with an understanding of how they impact the proposed restoration design.
  • ·         Understand how to use regional curves and regression equations to calibrate hydrologic models.
  • ·         Learn how to properly size a proposed stream restoration channel under a variety of hydrologic events.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Time: 9am to 4pm

Where: The Animal Sciences/ENST Building at the University of Maryland College Park

Agenda:

Time

Lesson/Activity

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration

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

Break

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

Break

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

Closing Remarks


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