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Watershed Hydrology

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This course will introduce students to the water cycle and freshwater management. Topics will include examination of bodies of water, geology and soil properties, the water cycle, groundwater flow, pollution effects, and government involvement.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Watershed Management and Hydrologic Processes

    • Identify the components of watershed management.
    • Explain the water cycle and the role of precipitation.
    • Explain the hydrologic importance of interception processes.
    • Estimate evaporation and evapotranspiration using water budget analysis.
    • Determine the effects of land-use activities on water infiltration and runoff.

    Groundwater and Erosion

    • Explain the management of groundwater resources, including the different types of groundwater aquifers.
    • Explain how vegetation management impacts water yield and stream flow patterns.
    • Explain how surface water and groundwater exchanges occur in streams, lakes, and wetland ecosystems.
    • Distinguish between erosion mechanisms and surface erosion measurement techniques.
    • Determine impacts of upland erosion on downstream sediment delivery.

    Water Quality and Pollution

    • Explain how land-use practices in upland watersheds impact the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of water quality.
    • Identify the different types of water pollution and their causes.
    • Determine the implications of nutrient introduction into adjacent watersheds and their associated impact on the aquatic ecosystem.
    • Assess the role of regulatory compliance in water quality management.

    Water Resource Development

    • Differentiate between the various federal regulatory programs that serve to protect water resources.
    • Assess the role of regulatory compliance in water quality management.
    • Determine how climatic variability influences watershed management.
    • Explain regulations useful for implementation of watershed management practices.

    Economic Aspects of Watershed Management

    • Assess watershed policies and management initiatives.
    • Determine emerging technologies to test and better understand watershed processes.
    • Identify analytical tools used by hydrologists to understand hydrologic processes.
    • Explain the processes involved in planning for watershed management.
    • Assess the economic characteristics of watershed practices and programs.
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