Dr. Craig Caupp

- Learn to evaluate the factors influencing erosion, on-site stormwater management and sedimentation.
- Obtain an understanding of the importance of erosion and sediment control.
- Obtain an understanding of the basic engineering principles related to the application and construction of water diversion structures and impoundments.
- Design diversion ditches, dams and sediment ponds.
- Develop an understanding of methods used to calculate runoff, soil erosion, and hydraulic equations for open channel flow and pipes.
- Obtain experience working with computers to solve problems. Experience with the computer will include working with spreadsheet and programs used to calculate runoff.
- Apply concepts of applied horology to analyze watershed condition.
- Learn to use TR-55 to calculate peak flow and flood hydrographs.
- Learn to manage storm water management project:
- Collect watershed data from topographic maps and soil surveys.
- Input data into programs to calculate runoff.
- Learn to apply hydraulic equations for designing culverts and ditches.
- Learn to design retention/detention basins, sizing basins, routing flow through the basin.

- Learn to use AUTOCAD to digitize watersheds and soil surveys.
- Become proficient with spreadsheets for calculations, data management and graphing.

"Storm Water Management Design Manual for Frederick County, Maryland" "TR-55 Manual," SCS..

Three exams will be given. The first exam will occur in the fifth or sixth week, the second in approximately the tenth week and the last during the scheduled final exam period. Make-up exams will be given only if the student is ill or a personal emergency occurs. The absence must be reported to the instructor prior to the examination period and supported by proper written documentation.

Exam 1 | 100 | A = 450 or more |

Exam 2 | 100 | B = 400 to 449 |

Final Exam | 125 | C = 350 to 399 |

Lab | 175 | D = 300 to 349 |

Total points | 500 | F = 299 and below |

- Lectures Introduction, hydrologic cycle, Mannings equation
- Lab Manning's Equation, example of a hydraulic equation, use of spreadsheet for calculations, graphing, report writing
- Lecture use of TR-55, curve number
- Lab Watershed delineation (bring colored pencils), interpretation of topographic maps and soil surveys, Use of AUTOCAD, calculation of curve number, set up TR-55 worksheets in the spreadsheet
- Lecture use of TR-55, time of concentration, calculation of peak flow
- Lab Use of TR-55 to calculate curve number, time of concentration, peak flow.
- Lecture ditch design
- Lab ditch design, use peak flow calculated from TR-55 to design a ditch
- Lecture Culvert design, use of TR-55 to calculate storm hydrography
- Lab Test One
- Lecture Storage estimation, start of retention/detention basin design
- Lab culvert design, use results of TR-55
- Lecture Basin design, outlet design, flow routing
- Lab Calculation of flood hydrography, importation of ASCII data into a spreadsheet
- Lecture Continuation of flow routing, outlet design
- Lab Storage estimation, using spreadsheet and TR-55
- Lecture Universal Soil Loss Equation
- Lab Design retention/detention basin
- Lecture Introduction to Eagle Point Software
- Lab Test Two
- Lecture Eagle Point Software
- Lab Calculate Soil Loss
- Lecture Nonpoint Pollution, Sediment Basin Design, Impacts of Watershed Modifications, TR-20
- Lab Use of Eagle Point Software
- Lecture Flood Plain Estimation
- Lab Flood Plain Estimation

Soil and Water Engineering

Topical Outline

1. What is Water Engineering, Urban Hydrology, Applied Hydrology a. Movement of Water b. Amount c. Quality 2. Why a. Importance of Water b. Too Much c. Too Little d. Poor Quality e. Legislation i. Storm Water Management (1) state code ii. Flood Plain iii. Wetlands iv. Waterways 3. How a. Conveyance i. Swales ii. Ditches iii. Culverts iv. Storm Sewers b. Storage i. Ponds (detention/retention facilities) ii. On Site iii. Ditches c. Runoff Management 4. Calculating Runoff, Peak Flows, Total amount, Flood Hydrography , and Routing a. Hydrologic cycle i. Factors affecting surface runoff ii. Groundwater recharge b. Delineation of Watershed c. Soils --- Hydraulic Soil Group d. Land use e. Flow Paths --- Travel Time 5. Methods for Calculating Peak flow and hydrography a. Rational Method (Peak Flow Only) b. TR-55 Soil Conservation Service Urban Hydrology unit hydro c. TR-20 d. HEC-1 Flood Hydrography Package e. HEC-2 Water Surface Profiles f. Eagle Point Software 6. Impacts of Urbanization a. Peak Flows b. Total Flows c. Groundwater d. Soils, sedimentation, Universal Soil Loss Equation e. Nonpoint pollution 7. Sediment Control a. Factors influencing sediment transport and deposition b. Calculation of sediment volume c. Sediment Control Measures d. Dams e. Embankments f. Spillways g. Gabion h. Crib i. Stone check j. On-site detention Ponds

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