Hydrology Using HEC-HMS

Denver, Colorado
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Hydrology Using HEC-HMS
Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:30 AM -
Friday, May 31, 2019 5:00 PM (Mountain Time)

Urban Drainage & Flood Control District
(303) 455-6277
2480 W. 26th Ave Suite 156-B
Denver, Colorado 80211
United States

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Cost for this two-day class is $835.00.
 Early registration fee $755 until April 26th.
CASFM and RM-APWA fee $765
arly registration fee $725 until April 26th.
      If you are a member, just select that registration option.  
This low fee and discount is possible because this class is in part
sponsored by Urban Drainage & Flood Control District

You will be eligible to receive 1.5 CEU’s or 15 PDH’s for this course.
This course is also eligible for 12 CECs towards ASFPM CFM Certification.

What you will learn?  

In this packed two-day class, you will learn everything you need to know about the basics and how to use the HEC HMS software, a powerful freeware developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.  These will include, among other topics the advantages and limitations of this model, development of design storms, HEC HMS runoff methodology, use of thee Soils Conservation Service Method, basics of unit hydrographs, kinematic wave runoff modelling, various methods of conveyance routing, etc.  This class will add more time to learn the computer model, and increase hands on experience with the HMS model based on comments from the last course.  

More specifically the following topics will be covered:

1. Overview of HEC-HMS
a. History and capabilities
b. Limitations and advantages
c. Classification of hydrologic models
d. Introduction to HMS Graphical User Interface
2. How to Build a Basic HEC HMS model
a. Students will build a Basic Runoff Model from Scratch
3. Workshop:
a. Basin delineation 
b. Rainfall development
c. Build Basic HMS model
4. Components of a Hydrologic Model
 a. Soils Conservation Service Method
    o Volumetric Losses from the Curve Number Method
    o Initial Abstractions
    o Rainfall Distributions
    o SCS UH Procedure
b. Modeling Direct Runoff with HMS
    o Basic Concepts of the Unit Hydrograph
    o User specific Unit Hydrograph
    o Snyder Unit Hydrograph
    o Clark’s Unit Hydrograph
    o Kinematic Wave Model
5. Workshop: Build and Develop a complete HMS model using
    the SCS Procedure (Till end of class day)
6. Channel Hydraulic Modeling within HMS
a. Modified Puls
b. Kinematic Wave
c. Muskingum
d. Lag
e. Muskingum-Cunge
7. Workshop: Develop a complete rainfall runoff model with
    Snyder Unit Hydrograph, Pond, and Channel Routing.
8. HMS Calibration Procedures:  Run optimization model
    within HMS from workshop model and calibrate to a gage.

Computers:  Bring your own with the HEC HMS software installed.  The HEC-HMS software may be downloaded from:

Gerald Blackler, PE, PhD has focused his academic and professional career in hydrology and water resources engineering.  He has used advanced methods in HEC-HMS models for a variety of projects across the US that range from large burn areas in New Mexico to drainage from coal mines in West Virginia.  He has worked on hydrologic and hydraulic projects across the US for the National Park Service, National Forest Service, the Federal Highway Administration, and many other public and private clients.

David Williams, PE, PhD, CFM, CPESC, PH has over 46 years of experience working in water resources and is an expert user and instructor for many US Army Corps of Engineers software packages including HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS.  David is a lead instructor for a wide range of course for American Society of Civil Engineers and instructs beginning and advanced HEC-HMS courses, geomorphology of streams, advanced courses in hydraulic modeling with HEC-RAS and many other courses around the United States.  He is a professional hydrologist (PH), and is on the executive board of the American Institute of Hydrology.

Colorado is a great place to visit in May!
This class will be held during a wonderful time of the year in Colorado!  If you would like to stay close to or in the city of Denver, Larimer Square is a fun area to grab a bite to eat and enjoy a little shopping.  There are also a few extra exciting events happening in May; The musical Wicked will be live at the Buell Theatre until June 9th!  Our fabulous Rockies will also be playing at Coors Field from May 24th to June 2nd.  If you would like to venture outside of the city, Red Rocks scenic hiking trails offer a thrilling workout.  And at night, Red Rocks is a stunning venue where you can enjoy concerts or films while outdoors.  So, if you come and attend this class, you may want to extend your stay (or even come early) and take advantage of the most attractive area of the United States.  

The size of the classroom will be limited. To assure a space click the "Register Now" button near the top of this page.

For more information, you may call UWRI directly at 303-728-4449 or e-mail the Institute at info2@uwtrshd.com.



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