Watershed Modeling using LDC and SELECT
May 7-8, 2013
Texas A&M University
Horticulture/Forest Science Bldg.
Load Duration Curves (LDCs) provide a graphical representation of stream flow and pollutant loading whereby real data can be compared to a stream's maximum allowable load to indicate reductions needed and help identify the type of pollutant load (i.e. point source vs. nonpoint source).
The Spatially Explicit Load Enrichment Calculation Tool (SELECT) provides a spatially explicit analysis of land use/land cover, animals/humans in watersheds, and other parameters to assess/determine potential sources of bacteria.
The models are being used for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and watershed protection plan development. This two-day course will provide an introduction and in-depth overview on LDCs and SELECT. In addition, a demonstration and hands-on assignment for each will be provided. The course will also include discussions on how modeling correlates with watershed-based planning efforts.
Continuing education units (CEUs) will be provided upon course completion.