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Hydraulics Training

HQ Hydraulics provides training for several classes that deal with hydraulic and stormwater design for WSDOT projects. Listed below is a description of each class as well as scheduled training dates. For more information on the following courses, contact the Training and Development Unit at (360) 705-7060.

Highway Runoff Manual Training

Two-day in-class, LMS course code: “WSDOT DES: 2014 HIGHWAY RUNOFF MANUAL TRAINING”

Since 2008, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) made substantial changes to the Highway Runoff Manual (HRM), which is the primary source of stormwater planning and design requirements for highway-related work in the state of Washington. The 2014 Highway Runoff Manual training is for WSDOT staff, local agencies, and consultants. It is targeted toward engineers, designers, environmental professionals, project managers, and planners whose work on transportation-related stormwater issues requires use of WSDOT’s HRM.

As an obligation under WSDOT’s NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permit, this training is required for WSDOT staff involved in stormwater facility design on WSDOT projects. In addition, consultants involved in stormwater facility design are required to have this training prior to working on WSDOT projects.

Annually, WSDOT holds the 2014 HRM training twice a year. To meet geographical needs, WSDOT usually holds at least one class in western Washington and one in eastern Washington. The training is two days long. Participants who satisfactorily complete the full two day training and pass the final exam will be issued a 2014 HRM Certificate of Completion that has a unique certificate number. This certificate number is required on Hydraulic Reports made for WSDOT projects that include any stormwater design work.

2014 HRM Training (In-Class)
Scheduled Training Dates: 

  • June 20-21, 2017 - Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn - Fidalgo Room - 2300 Market Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Registration
For WSDOT staff, please use the Learning Management System (LMS) to register for the in-class training called “WSDOT DES: 2014 Highway Runoff Manual Training”.

For local agency staff and consultants, please use the following link to register for the 2014 Highway Runoff Manual Training. Please note there is a course fee of $200 for consultants. The course fee is waived for local agency staff. 

Hydraulics and Hydrology Training

Two-day in-class, LMS course code “WSDOT DES: HYDRAULICS AND HYDROLOGY

This training is for Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) staff, consultants, and local agency staff involved in hydraulic, stormwater, and fish passage design and for those who create hydraulic reports for WSDOT projects. It is targeted toward new engineers, new designers, and environmental professionals whose work on transportation-related hydraulic, stormwater, and fish passage issues and requires the use of WSDOT’s Hydraulics Manual (HM).

WSDOT’s Hydraulics Manual (HM) is one of the primary guidance and policy documents for hydraulic, stormwater, fish passage, and large woody material designs for WSDOT projects. This two-day introductory training focusses on the policies and procedures in the HM and steps through various chapters of the HM. Participants will gain an understanding of the difference between hydraulic and hydrology methods as well as perform sample calculations using both methodologies. Participants will do exercises relating to pavement drainage and inlet spacing, sump design, and culvert sizing. The training will also discuss topics and issues when creating a hydraulic report for a WSDOT project.

Hydraulics and Hydrology Training (In-Class)
Scheduled Training Dates:

  • December 13-14, 2017 – Dayton Cafeteria Conference Room – 15700 Dayton Ave. N. Shoreline, WA 98133

Registration
For WSDOT staff, please use the Learning Management System (LMS) to register for the in-class training called “WSDOT DES: HYDRAULICS AND HYDROLOGY”.

For local agency staff and consultants, please use the following link to register for the Hydraulics and Hydrology Training. Please note there is a course fee of $50 for consultants. The course fee is waived for local agency staff.


MGSFlood Training (WSDOT internal training)

One-day class, LMS course code: “WSDOT_MGSFLOOD_TRAINING”

This class offers hands-on training with the new version of MGSFlood computer program. Participants will learn to model BMPs like the compost amended vegetated filter strip (CAVFS), detention ponds, and biofiltration swales. Infiltration facilities will also be discussed and modeled following the design methods of HRM Chapters 4 and 5.

Scheduled Training Dates: 

  • April 26, 2017 - NW Region Dayton Building Computer Training Room, Shoreline, WA
  • May 3, 2017 - HQ Transportation Building Room SC28, Olympia, WA
  • May 10, 2017 – SW Region HQ Training Room TR104, Vancouver, WA

MGSFlood Training Examples:
These below examples are only for WSDOT training purposes and should not be used for real world design. Please see the MGSFlood website for a free trial version of the software. 

StormShed3G Beginner (WSDOT internal training)

One-day class, LMS course code: “WSDOT DES: STORMSHED BEGINNING”

Prerequisite: Hydraulics and Hydrology training course.

WSDOT uses StormShed3G to design conveyance systems including pipe, storm sewer, and ditches. The class will give students general knowledge of the StormShed3G software and its capabilities along with hands on experience. Examples are used to teach students how to set up basins, design ditches and networks, as well as how to determine the correct design storm events. BMP design guidance from the HRM is included in the training material.

Scheduled Training Dates:

  • May 8, 2017 - NW Region Dayton Building Computer Training Room, Shoreline, WA
  • May 18, 2017 - HQ Transportation Building Room SC28, Olympia, WA
  • May 23, 2017 – SW Region HQ Training Room TR104, Vancouver, WA


StormShed3G Beginner Examples for Western Washington only

StormShed3G Beginner Examples for Eastern Washington only

StormShed3G Intermediate (WSDOT internal training)

One-day class for Eastern Washington. LMS course code TBD

Prerequisite: StormShed3G Beginner course.

This course is usually offered the next day after the Beginner course. Students will go through several examples of runoff treatment and flow control BMP designs. Examples include: 

  • Biofiltration swales
  • Vegetative Filter Strips
  • Natural Dispersion
  • Long Duration Storms
  • Detention Ponds, Infiltration Ponds, and Bioinfiltration Ponds

BMP design guidance from the HRM is included in the training material.

Scheduled Training Dates: TBD


StormShed3G Intermediate Beginner Examples for Eastern Washington only