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Hydraulics Training

Highway Runoff Manual Training Workshop
The Highway Runoff Manual (HRM) is the primary source of stormwater planning and design requirements for highway-related work in the state of Washington. The 2019 Highway Runoff Manual Training Workshop is for WSDOT staff, local agencies, and consultants. It is targeted toward engineers, designers, and environmental professionals whose work on transportation-related stormwater issues requires the use of WSDOT’s HRM.

As an obligation under WSDOT’s NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permit, this training workshop 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. Also, a Highway Runoff Manual (HRM) certificate number is required for the stormwater designer that designs a new stormwater BMP on WSDOT right of way (ROW), or modifies an existing stormwater BMP on WSDOT ROW, or where a stormwater BMP is designed or modified and will be turned back to WSDOT ownership.

Users who currently have a 2014 HRM certificate of completion number can take the WSDOT 2019 HRM Update Training that will be administered online. After successful completion of the online course, the user will be issued a 2019 HRM certificate number.

Users who do not have a 2014 HRM certificate of completion number need to take the WSDOT 2019 Highway Runoff Manual Training Workshop. This training will occur at least three times in 2019.

To meet geographical needs, WSDOT will hold 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 workshop and pass the final exam will be issued a 2019 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.

The 2019 HRM certificate number is valid until the next version of the HRM, which is expected in 2024. Any major HRM updates, supplements, or trainings will be announced on the Highway Runoff Manual web page and through the HRM listserv.

WSDOT 2019 HRM Update Training (only for those who already have a 2014 HRM certificate number)

Scheduled release date of 2019 HRM Update Training is late May 2019:
Please send an email to HRMTraining@wsdot.wa.gov with “Please Send me the 2019 HRM Update Training Link, my 2014 HRM certificate number is” in the subject line.

Please make sure to include your 2014 HRM Certificate Number in the subject line. Please also include your full name in the email so we can match your name with your HRM certificate number before sending you a reply email with the training link. If you forgot your 2014 HRM certificate number, please email nguyeal@wsdot.wa.gov.

Registration
Consultants and Local Agency staff need to send the email as instructed above. There is no course fee for taking the WSDOT 2019 HRM Update Training.

WSDOT staff need to send the email as instructed above. For WSDOT staff to get credit in LMS for taking this course, please use the Learning Management System (LMS) to register for the course called, “WSDOT 2019 HRM Update Training”. 

WSDOT 2019 Highway Runoff Manual Training Workshop (2 day In-Class) Scheduled Training Dates:

  • October 15-16, 2019 - Best Western Premier at Fisher's Landing - 1500 SE 167th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683

Registration
For WSDOT staff, please use the Learning Management System (LMS) to register for the in-class training called, “WSDOT 2019 Highway Runoff Manual Training Workshop”.

For local agency staff and consultants, please use the below link to register for the 2019 Highway Runoff Manual Training Workshop. Please note there is a course fee of $200 for consultants. The course fee is waived for local agency staff.

Hydraulics Manual Training (In-Class)
This two-day training class is for Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) staff, consultants, and local agency staff involved in hydraulics, hydrologic, and stormwater design for WSDOT projects. This two-day introductory training focusses on updated policies and procedures in the HM and steps through all chapters of the HM. Participants will gain an understanding of the difference between hydraulic and hydrology methods as well as perform miscellaneous example exercises. The training will also discuss topics and issues when creating a hydraulic report for a WSDOT project. This training is targeted at new stormwater and hydraulic designers.

WSDOT 2019 Hydraulics Manual Training Workshop (2 day In-Class)

  • November 13-14, 2019 – Best Western Lake Front Hotel - 3000 W Marina Dr, Moses Lake, WA 98837 
  • November 20-21, 2019 – Hotel RL Olympia – 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502 
  • December 9-10, 2019 – Staybridge Suites Seattle North-Everett – 9600 Harbour Pl, Mukilteo, WA 98275

Registration
For WSDOT staff, please use the Learning Management System (LMS) to register for the in-class training called, “WSDOT 2019 Hydraulics Manual Training Workshop”.

For local agency staff and consultants, please use the below link to register for the 2019 Highway Runoff Manual Training Workshop. Please note there is a course fee of $50 for consultants. The course fee is waived for local agency staff.

Fish Passage and Stream Restoration Design (FPSRD) training (In-Class)
Two-day in-class, LMS course code “TBD” This training is for Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) staff, consultants, and local agency staff involved in hydraulics and hydrologic design for WSDOT fish passage and stream restoration projects. This two-day training focusses on updated policies and procedures in the HM chapter 7 (Fish Passage) and chapter 10 Large Woody Material. Participants who satisfactorily complete the full two day training and pass the final exam will be issued a 2019 FPSRD Certificate of Completion that has a unique certificate number. This certificate number is required on Final Hydraulic Design (FHD) reports made for WSDOT projects.

Schedule TBD

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 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.

Stormshed3G Beginner Training (In-Class)
Scheduled Training Dates:

  • To Be Determined 


StormShed3G Beginner Training Examples:

StormShed3G Intermediate (WSDOT internal training)

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

Prerequisite: StormShed3G 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.

StormShed3G Intermediate Training (In-Class)
Scheduled Training Dates:

  • To be determined


StormShed3G Intermediate Beginner Examples for Eastern Washington only