Fee: $1700 (5 Day Course) Instructor: Dave Rosgen, PhD Prerequisite: None
August 26-30, 2019, Steamboat Springs, CO
November 4-8, 2019, Resource Institute, Asheville, NC
March 9-13, 2020, Resource Institute, Asheville, NC
April 20-24, 2020, NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV
June 1-5, 2020, Seeley Lake, MT
November 9-13, 2020, Resource Institute, Asheville, NC
The Applied Fluvial Geomorphology course combines lecture and field applications to familiarize students with the fundamentals of river behavior and the general principles of fluvial geomorphology. Applications of these principles are presented using a stream classification system. Specific topics include:
Geomorphology and the Role of the River
Stream Classification and Landscape Types
Bankfull Determination and Validation at Gage Stations
Development of Regional Curves at Gage Station
Prediction and Validation of Hydrologic Characteristics
Sedimentation and the Erosional and Depositional Processes
Stream Restoration and Natural Channel Design Principles
Geomorphic Approach to the Restoration of Incised Rivers
Fisheries and Integration of Ecosystem Concepts in River Systems
Cumulative Watershed Effects and Management implications
Field sessions include a field exercise where students will classify a stream; students will also travel to a streamgage station for the purposes of calibrating bankfull discharge, developing regional curves, and validating hydraulic relationships. The class will also observe a range of problems impacting stream systems and a variety of river restoration and enhancement projects. This basic river morphology course has been offered since 1986 and utilizes the Applied Fluvial Geomorphology book (Rosgen, 1996).
About Dave Rosgen, P.H., Ph.D.
Dave is a Professional Hydrologist and Geomorphologist with field experience in river work spanning 49 years, 20 of which were with the U.S. Forest Service. Dave has designed and implemented over 70 large-scale river restoration projects. Dave developed a stream classification system, the BANCS streambank erosion model, the FLOWSED/POWERSED sediment transport models, the WARSSS methodology for cumulative...