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Hydrology Training Series Module 211 Reservoir Flood Routing (NRCS-NEDC-000105)

Overview

This module presents information NRCS engineers need to know about flood routing in order to design or understand the functioning of water control structures that temporarily impound flood water, such as dams, ponds, and other detention type structures. The module discusses the background and applications of different types of reservoir routing procedures with emphasis on the Storage Indication method. NRCS shortcut reservoir routing procedures are also discussed. Applicable NRCS computer programs that use the Storage Indication method and the shortcut procedures are identified and the routing procedure described. Information on how to use the program is covered in the Computer Program Module series.

Objectives

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • describe the Storage Indication method of reservoir routing
  • identify shortcut reservoir routing methods
  • identify computer programs the NRCS uses to route floods through structures and describe their general range of applicability

Prerequisites

Modules 111 – Reservoir Flood Routing

Duration

Participant should take as long as necessary to complete the module. Training time for this module is approximately two hours

Target Audience

This module is intended for all NRCS personnel who use reservoir flood routing procedures

Method of Completion

This module is self-study, but the requesting office should select a resource person to answer any questions that the participant’s supervisor is unable to answer

NEDC Contact

Tony Lovell

Technical Coordinator

Quan Quan

Enrollment

Enrollment instructions are provided below.  Be sure to select the appropriate link to ensure successful enrollment. 

USDA Employees

  • Proceed to the Aglearn to login using your USDA eAuthentication ID and password.  This is the same as your WebTCAS ID and password.
  • Select Catalog, Select Natural Resources Conservation Service under Subject Area Menu.
  • Choose the course name by select the button Launch content or Add to Learning Plan to register and complete the course.

District Employees with AgLearn Account

  • Proceed to the Aglearn to login using your USDA eAuthentication ID and password. This is the same logon ID and password used for the TechReg TSP application or profile.
  • Select Catalog, Select Natural Resources Conservation Service under Subject Area Menu.
  • Choose the course name by select the button Launch content or Add to Learning Plan to register and complete the course.
  • If you do not have an account.  Specific instructions on securing a USDA user account and password are located at getting started.  For further assistance contact the USDA state office in your state for assistance in obtaining an eAuthentication ID and password and AgLearn account.

Technical Service Providers

  • Proceed to the Aglearn to login using your USDA eAuthentication ID and password. This is the same logon ID and password used for the TechReg TSP application or profile.
  • Select Catalog, Select Natural Resources Conservation Service under Subject Area Menu.
  • Choose the course name by select the button Launch content or Add to Learning Plan to register and complete the course.
  • If you are anticipating becoming a Technical Service Provider please review the entire process at TechReg.  Please familiarize yourself with this process if you have not already done so.  Specific instructions on securing a USDA user account and password are located at getting started.

Other USDA Customers

  • For those not in the above categories contact the USDA state office in your state for assistance in obtaining an eAuthentication ID and password and AgLearn account.
  • To obtain this contact information for your state you can go to the Aglearn website click on contact us. Scroll down to NRCS and click on the link that says state contacts.

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