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Hydrology Training Series Module 216 Watershed Yield (NRCS-NEDC-000107)

Overview

This module describes watershed yield estimates by watershed comparison, basic hydrologic simulation models, simple water budget computation, computer programs that use water yield data, and discusses drought analysis.

Objectives

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

  • Determine watershed yield by adjusting data from similar watersheds
  • Make a simple water budget applicable to the participants area by using hydrologic simulation models
  • Describe drought index methods

Prerequisites

Modules 116 – Watershed Yield

References

Chapter 20, NEH-4; Chapter 11, EFM; TR-21; RESOP Users Manual; ROMP Users Manual

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 involved in using hydrologic models to compute watershed yield, and those who wish to compute watershed yield or water budgets.

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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