Course Description :

Introduction to quantitative engineering hydrology. Diverse computational aspects within watersheds. Methods and models used to examine components of hydrologic cycle. Risk analysis and statistical probability in hydrology. Comprehensive models for watershed management and urban hydrology.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Delineate watershed boundaries and measure drainage areas using topographic maps, and evaluate watershed characteristics.
  • Analyze water budgets with regards to precipitation, evaporation, surface runoff, groundwater, and infiltration.
  • Demonstrate use of streamflow and precipitation data in hydrologic computations.
  • Apply unit hydrograph methods to determine peak flow, volume and timing of floods.
  • Determine whether river channels and reservoirs can accommodate peak flows within flood hydrographs.
  • Estimate peak flow rates by flood frequency methods for gaged and un-gaged streams.
  • Critique hydrologic journal literature.
Course Prerequisite :
Graduate Student Standing
Hours & Credits :
3H, 3C
Semester Offered :
Faculty :