env400 | undergraduate

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 This course is available to take individually or 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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    Water Resource Development

    • Describe the different water-harvesting techniques.
    • Explain the application of the different hydrologic models in watershed management.
    • Describe the various aspects of reservoir management.

    Economic Aspects of Watershed Management

    • Assess watershed policies and management initiatives.
    • Explain the processes involved in planning for watershed management.
    • Assess the economic characteristics of watershed practices and programs.

    Watershed Management and Hydrologic Processes

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

    Water Quality and Pollution

    • Determine how wetlands affect water quality.
    • Identify the different types of water pollution and their causes.
    • Differentiate between the various federal regulatory programs.
    • Assess the role of regulatory compliance in water quality management.

    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.
    • Distinguish between the erosion mechanisms and surface erosion measurement techniques.
    • Determine the impact of upland erosion on downstream sediment delivery.
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