CSP3210 - Applied Fluvial Geomorphology

Course CodeCSP3210
Course TitleApplied Fluvial Geomorphology
Description

Registration open to FWS personnel only. All others, including DOI agencies, must register through Wildland Hydrology (Phone: 970/568-0003).

This introductory course is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of river behavior, the general principles of: fluvial geomorphology, sedimentation, hydraulics, restoration, fish habitat improvement, riparian grazing management, and stream bank erosion. Applications of these principles are presented utilizing a stream classification system. Problem solving techniques for watershed management, riparian assessment, fish habitat structure evaluation, stream restoration, non-point source pollution and the integration of ecosystem concepts into watershed management are taught. A combination of both lecture and field applications are provided.

Prerequisite:
CSP3200 Stream Habitat Measurement Techniques

Objectives:

  • Discuss geomorphology and the role of the river including discharge and flood frequency, meander geometry/channel dimension and pattern, riffle/pool relations, bankfull discharge, and valley morphology;
  • Perform extrapolation and prediction of hydrologic characteristics including hydraulic geometry relations, basin character/discharge relations, and channel morphology as predictors;
  • Discuss sedimentation including role of sediment-aggradation/degradation processes, bedload/suspended load relations, sediment rating curves, stream flow relations to sediment size and load, and analysis and prediction;
  • Determine and define stream classification including purpose of classification, delineation criteria, influences, interpretations of stream types, and applications such as Manning’s roughness and riparian management guidelines;
  • Analyze watershed management implications including cumulative effects procedures (HYSED, WRENS, etc.), stream threshold concepts and procedures, and streamside management guidelines.

Target Audience:
Field staff involved in stream habitat assessment and restoration. This course is a pre-requisite to the CSP3310 River Morphology & Applications - Level II course.

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Instructional Hours36
Credits/CEUs2.0
Course Content ContactMARILYN WILLIAMS; Phone: 304.876.7940; Email: marilyn_williams@fws.gov;
Extracted from DOI LEARN on9/19/2014 11:06:30 AM

Schedule:  CSP3210 - Applied Fluvial Geomorphology

StartEndSession InformationLocationSession ContactRegister
03/30/2015 04/03/2015 Class begins 8:00am ends at 5:00pm
Class ends at 12:00noon last day
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Gary Schetrompf
(304) 876-7255
gary_schetrompf@fws.gov
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