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Hydrologic Engineering Requirements for Reservoirs - Part 1

COURSE NO: C03-069
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Hydrologic Engineering Requirements for Reservoirs - Part 1
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information on the hydrologic engineering investigations for the planning and design of reservoir projects.


Part 1 presents the basic hydrologic concepts for reservoirs including reservoir purposes and basic hydrologic concerns and methods.


The water resource system is a system that may consists of reservoirs, power plants, diversion structures, channels, and conveyance facilities that are each constructed for specific objectives and operated together as a system. This system should be designed and operated for the most effective and efficient accomplishment of overall objectives using mathematical models and simulation.


A reservoir is the artificial body of water that forms adjacent to a storage dam. Multipurpose reservoirs are reservoirs that serve more than one purpose including generating hydroelectric power, providing flood control, storing water, enabling irrigation, and providing recreational opportunities.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to civil and environmental engineers as well as others interested in expanding their knowledge on the hydrologic engineering considerations for the planning and design of reservoir projects.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the different purposes of reservoirs
  • Gaining an overview of reservoir storage and how it is used for authorized purposes
  • Understanding the feasibility and hydrologic studies for multipurpose reservoirs
  • Learning about reservoir system simulations
  • Learning about the derivation of reservoir operating criteria
  • Learning about the determination of hydropower firm yield
  • Understanding the general study procedure for improving complex reservoir systems
  • Gaining an overview of system formulation strategies
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Hydrologic Engineering Requirements for Reservoirs – Part 1”, which is based on Chapters 1 to 4 of the Engineer Manual of the US Army Corps of Engineers “Hydrologic Engineering Requirements for Reservoirs”, publication EM 1110-2-1420, dated September 2018.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on chapters 1 to 4 of this document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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