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Water Supply Forecasting

COURSE NO: C01-032
Water Supply Forecasting
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of water supply forecasting, a critical component of water management in areas that depend on seasonal runoff from snowmelt.


This course describes the forecasting process, including the use of statistical and simulation models to predict streamflow, and the various products and tools available to water managers to assist in making informed decisions.


In addition, this course discusses the importance of accuracy in forecasting and the tools available to evaluate forecast accuracy. Furthermore, it describes the Reservoir Operation Guide and the Surface Water Supply Index as additional tools for water management.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to civil and environmental engineers as well as other professionals interested in learning more about Water Supply Forecasting.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning about the concept of water supply forecasting.
  • Understanding the history of water supply forecasting
  • Learning forecast products and procedures
  • Familiarizing with statistical models
  • Familiarizing with hydrologic simulation models
  • Familiarizing with the ensemble streamflow prediction (ESP) technique
  • Understanding forecast uncertainty
  • Familiarizing with forecast accuracy
  • Learning about the applications of water supply forecasts
  • Understanding reservoir operations
  • Learning drought management
  • Knowing water management and planning
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you will need to review the course document titled  “Water Supply Forecasting” which is based on the Department of Agriculture Publication “Part 622 Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting National Engineering Handbook,” chapter 7.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire 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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