Virtual Seminar
HEC-HMS with Application to Dam Safety




03/23/2021 - 03/25/2021


*Please note this course has filled. If you would like to be added to the wait-list please contact Brittany Lewis via email or by calling 859.550.2788. 

Participants will gain a practical knowledge of methods for simulation of runoff from storm rainfall. The methods covered relate to the processing of historical and hypothetical (design-storm) rainfall data; estimation of losses (infiltration); transformation of rainfall excess to direct runoff with unit hydrographs; routing of flood waves; calibration of model parameters; and modeling of runoff from watersheds. Experience will be gained in applying the methods with the program Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS). Where possible, applications will emphasize hydrologic computations for dam safety.

Key takeaways attendees will receive from this course: 

  • Methods to simulate runoff from storm rainfall.
  • Estimating hydrologic abstractions and transforming excess rainfall using unit hydrograph theory.  
  • Evaluating dam and reservoir performance during flood events.
  • Running the HMS model on several real-world problems.  
  • Estimating uncertainty in modeling runoff.

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For those with no background in Hydrology, it is highly recommended that you review the ASDSO Hydrology 101 for Dam Safety Webinar. This webinar will offer fundamentals of hydrology and is an introduction to the Hydrologic Processes. This is not required but should offer a good basis for the topic.

Registration Rates: This seminar has filled. Please contact Brittany Lewis via email to be added to the wait-list. 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations must be received by March 12, 2021. Cancellations made after March 12, 2021 will not receive a refund. 

PDHs Available:

  • 21 PDHs are available for the completion of the course. This course has also been approved for 21 PDHs for NY licensed engineers.

Additional Course Details:

  • This course will be held from 10 am - 7 pm eastern with a 1-hour lunch and am and pm breaks

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