Natural Resources Training Program

Introduction to Watershed Modeling

August 13, 2013



The workshop will provide watershed coordinators with an introduction to watershed modeling and cover models available for use. Participants will gain an understanding of what model is needed for watershed protection planning, how modeling fits into 9 Elements, and the resources needed to take the next steps.

Training topics include:

  • Purposes and limitations of different models
  • Timelines
  • Data needs (watershed characterization, water quality information)
  • Cost estimates
  • Literature values vs. monitoring
  • Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs)
  • Request for bids
  • Presenting models to stakeholders
  • Contractor interaction with stakeholder groups
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