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									BAEN 460/AGSM 335
Environmental Hydrology &
Soil and Water Management
COURSE OVERVIEW
   Combined lecture/HW sessions Tuesday and Wednesday
       Lecture 10:30 – 12:00 (W) 9:45-10:45 (Th)
       Lecture/Problems 3:30 – 5:00
   Homework (20% of grade)
       Both classes will have similar homework assignments
       BAEN 460 will have engineering design problems
        included
       Maximum of ½ credit for late homework
       Grader: Tanzia Karim
   Exams (40% of grade)
       Midterm (to be scheduled) (20% of grade)
       Final exam on August 10th (20% of grade)
COURSE OVERVIEW
   Field trips (30% of Grade)
       July 14 (Th) / July 20 (Th) / July 28 (W) / August 4 (Th)
       Field Trip Report due for each field trip
       See web page for field trip report requirements
           http://baen.tamu.edu/users/haan/courses

       Must be type-written
       4 to 6 pages in length (double spaced)
       Due next class day
       One field trip report for:
           AGSM 335 / BAEN 460 and AGSM 337 / BAEN 465

           Must have a 1 page write-up for hydrology

           Must have a 1 page write-up for technology
COURSE OVERVIEW
   Seminar reports (10% of Grade)
            4 seminars usually on Wednesday mornings
            Seminar reports due the next day of class
            2 will apply to AGSM 335 / BAEN 460
            2 will apply to AGSM 337 / BAEN 465
            1 page write-up (double spaced)
                Summary of topics presented in the seminar
SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT
 Human    activities
     Alter land forms
        Development / agriculture / mining / etc.

     Alter natural watercourses
        Everglades

     Build in floodplains
        Recent floods along the Mississippi River

 Role of Hydrologist

     Reduce environmental impacts
     Design flow systems
     Design sediment control systems
SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT
   Environmental concerns
       Impact of land use changes
       Control runoff, erosion, chemical transport
           pre-development levels

       Assumes measurement methods are available
   Incorporate conservation measures in plans for
    development projects
       Pre-plan water / sediment control strategy
           Perimeter controls (entering/leaving site)

           Rate and extent of vegetation removal
SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT
   Control water and sediment in place
       Erosion prevention is the key
   Water control (channels, culverts, etc.)
       Proper design (good maintenance required)
           Energy dissipation at outfall

           Excessive velocities
COURSE TOPICS
   Hydrologic Cycle
   Precipitation
   Evaporation/Transpiration
   Runoff
   Erosion
   Open Channel Flow
   Hydrogeology
   Water Quality

								
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