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Hydraulics Training

HQ Hydraulics supports training for six classes.  Listed below is a description of each class as well as scheduled training dates. For more information on the following courses, contact the Staff Development Office, (360) 705-7060.

Highway Runoff Manual Training

Two-day class
Scheduled Training Dates: May 15 – 16, 2012 in Tacoma, WA; Fall-Winter 2012 in Yakima (not in ATMS yet)

Registration: WSDOT staff can register for the Tacoma course using ATMS class code DBI.

Consultants and Local Agencies, please refer to the link below
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/LocalPrograms/Training/LTAP.htm#HighwayRunoff

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. This training is for WSDOT, 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 and contractors involved in stormwater facility design for WSDOT projects are required to have this training prior to working on WSDOT projects.

To meet this training requirement, WSDOT has a limited amount of classroom trainings that are available yearly. However, to provide more flexibility to match the participant’s schedule and training needs, WSDOT has also implemented an “online” self-study HRM training. Once the participant has reviewed the material and has satisfactorily completed the all of the exercises in this training, WSDOT will issues a Certificate of Completion that has a unique certificate number. This certificate number is required on WSDOT Hydraulic Reports that include any stormwater design work.

First Day
The focus of the first day is on the HRM’s Threshold Discharge Area (TDA) concept and delineation and Chapter 3 (Minimum Requirements). Participants will go through several examples, as well as perform a project’s TDA delineation. This course covers: the purpose, organization, and use of the HRM; WSDOT’s approach to stormwater management and planning; TDA use and delineation; key terms used in the HRM; and the thresholds and minimum requirements employed during a site’s predesign analysis.

Second Day
The focus of the second day is on the HRM’s Chapter 2 (Stormwater Planning and Design Integration), the Chapter 3 retrofit requirements for WSDOT projects in the Puget Sound Basin, and Chapter 5 (Best Management Practices), performing site assessments and specifically selecting the best management practices (BMPs) that best suit a designer’s application. Participants will go through several exercises to help familiarize them with the HRM’s BMP selection process. This course covers: site assessment; the types of BMPs and their functions; the BMP selection process; stormwater retrofitting requirements, and application of the Engineering, Economic, and Feasibility Checklist.

Participants must attend both days and complete the final exercise satisfactorily to successfully complete the training. A HRM training Certificate of Completion will be issued after the training. This certificate number is required on WSDOT Hydraulic Reports that include any stormwater design work.

Online Highway Runoff Manual Training

To register for the online HRM training course, please complete and return the following form:  Highway Runoff Manual Registration


Hydraulics and Highway Drainage

Two-day class, course code AGH.

This class is the third module in the Highway Runoff Manual (HRM) training courses. The focus of the class is the Hydraulics Manual and is designed to introduce new engineers to the fundamental principles of drainage design. Topics include: hydrology methods, selection and sizing of culverts. pavement drainage, open channel flow, and storm sewer design.

Scheduled Training Dates: Spring 2009

The Hydraulics and Hydrology Training Course Manual is available in pdf format along with a 12 set DVD, both are for internal distribution only.

MGSFlood Training

One-day class, course code CEP.

This class offers hands-on training with the new version of MGSFlood computer program. Participants will learn to model bmp, like CAVFS, swales and infiltration facilities as well as different methods described in Chapter 4 of the HRM.

Scheduled Training Dates: 

MGSFlood Version 4.05 Training Examples:

These examples require an optimization routine that is not included in the public domain version of the MGSFlood program. The optimization routine is available through MGS Software.


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StormSHED 3G Beginner

One-day class for both Eastern & Western Washington. Course code DES.

Prerequisite: Hydraulics and Hydrology training course.

Hands-on training using the latest version of StormSHED 3G. Class will give students a general knowledge of the StormSHED 3G software and its capabilities. 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: To be determined

StormSHED 3G Intermediate

One-day class for Eastern Washington. Course code DES.

Prerequisite: StormSHED Beginner course.

This is a continuation of the beginner course and usually offered the day after. Students well go through several examples of BMP designs for both both runoff treatment and flow control. 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: To be determined

StormSHED Training Examples (For Western Washington only)
Last updated June 2008

Beginner


Introduction to Hydraulic Reports
Course Agenda
Overview and Project Configuration
Basins and Design Storms
Ditch Design
Network Design

StormSHED Training Examples (For Eastern Washington only)
Last updated February 2009

Beginner

Introduction to Hydraulic Reports
Course Agenda
Overview and Project Configuration
Basins and Design Storms
Ditch Design
Network Design

Intermediate - EWA Only

Introduction to the Highway Runoff Manual
Biofiltration Swales
Vegetative Filter Strips
Natural Dispersion
Regional Storms
Detention Pond Design
Infiltration Pond Design
Infiltration Calculation Spreadsheet
Bioinfiltration Pond

InRoads Storm and Sanitary

Two-day class for both Eastern & Western Washington. Course code unselected.

Development of this class has been put on hold until further notice. 

Note: Manuals are subject to revision.

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