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Information for Registrants

2011 Short Course: Assessment and Sediment-Based Design of Stream Restorations

Location

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Commissioner's Office
300 Fair Oaks [map]
Frankfort, KY 40601

Open parking is available in the lots to the left of or behind the building. We will meet in the building's large conference room.

Course Schedule

The course will be delivered in three segments (April, June, and July). Each segment will include both classroom sessions and field work. View the schedule. Participants are expected to attend all sessions in each segment, including some evenings.

Recommended Reading

The following articles provide an introduction to some of the concepts that will be addressed in the course:

  1. ASTM Standard D5092-04e1. 2004. Standard practice for design and installation of ground water monitoring wells. ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA. (937 KB)
  2. Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (KDEP). 2008. Methods for assessing biological integrity of surface waters. Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water, Frankfort, KY. We will use Chapter 5 Habitat Assessment. (130 KB)
  3. Montgomery DR, Abbe TB, Peterson NP, Buffington JM, Schmidt K, and Stock JD. 1996. Distribution of bedrock and alluvial channels in forested mountain drainage basins. Nature (London) 381:587–589. (0.68 MB)
  4. Parola, AC. 2008. Pool simulation culvert design for fish passage. In World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008: Ahupua'A, RW Babcock and R Walton (eds.). ASCE, Reston, VA. (820 KB)
  5. Parola AC, Vesely WS, Croasdaile MA, Hansen C, and Jones MS. 2007. Geomorphic characteristics of streams in the Bluegrass physiographic region of Kentucky. Project final report for Kentucky Division of Water NPS 00-10, University of Louisville Stream Institute, Louisville, KY, 60 pp. (4.2 MB)
  6. Wohl E and Merritts DJ. 2007. What is a natural river? Geography Compass 1:871–900. (2.4 MB)

Supplies

Walks at field sites may be moderately strenuous, and most sites will not have restroom facilities. For field visits, bring the following:

       Required

  • Hip waders, rain gear, and other clothes to be comfortable walking in streams. (Hip waders are recommended, but knee boots might suffice.)

       If Possible

  • Digital camera for field observations.

       Suggested

  • Clipboard. (You will receive forms to fill out in the field. If you don't have a clipboard, we have several to loan.)
  • Small bag for carrying pens/pencils, some small tools we will provide, water bottle, snack, camera, bug spray, sunscreen, etc.

For classroom sessions, bring the following:

       Required

  • Scientific calculator with x^y and y root (x) functions. Be sure you know how to use those functions. For example, you should be able to compute Q given Q = (1.49/n)*A*(R^0.67)*( S^0.5).
  • Pencils and erasers.

       If Possible

  • Laptop computer with Excel and PowerPoint (or equivalent software).
  • USB (jump) drive to facilitate data sharing.

Travel

Participants should make their own travel arrangements to and from Frankfort. Transportation between the DEP classroom and field sites will be provided.

Lodging

Participants can make their own lodging arrangements. The Capital Plaza Hotel is near the DEP classroom and is within walking distance of shops and cafes in historic downtown Frankfort. Several other hotels are located within a 20-minute drive of the DEP classroom.


This work is funded in part by a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act through the Kentucky Division of Water to the University of Louisville Research Foundation (Grant #C9994861-07).

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