Calculations of Hydrologic Design Peak Flows

This course is designed to fulfill credit for the Professional Development Hours (PDH) of Civil Engineers. The objective of this course is to provide students with knowledge and experience using the National Streamflow Statistics (NSS) program which is developed by the United States Geological Survey. Students will learn how to use the NSS program to estimate flood-frequency statistics (e.g., 5-year or 100-year flood) for hydrologic basins in all states. The course will cover different procedures for NSS setup, input preparation and extracting results on flood peaks and other streamflow statistics. Automated procedure for input preparation using Geographical Information System (GIS) web-based tools is also covered.