Course NumberCE-02-308
PDH Hours10
Stormwater BMPs for Basins

Stormwater BMPs for Basins

This course provides design guidelines for a group of stormwater management best management practices (BMPs) broadly referred to as basin or pond BMPs. Basin BMPs are the mainstay of stormwater management. Water resources engineers have designed small and large ponds for many years for a wide range of applications, including farm ponds, recreational ponds, water supply reservoirs, flood control reservoirs, infiltration basins and multiple use reservoirs.

This course provides guidance related to the design of pond BMPs for environmental protection purposes. Pond BMP types are grouped into three categories: 1) dry detention basins including extended detention basins, 2) wet basins including both retention ponds and wetland ponds, and 3) infiltration basins. This course provides specific design criteria for stormwater treatment by these types of BMPs along with generalized construction, and operation and maintenance guidance.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Basin BMP Types and Selection Guidance
  • Selection Considerations for Pond BMPs
  • Dry Detention Basins -Design Criteria
  • Analysis Procedures for Dry Detention Basins
  • Design and construction of retention ponds and infiltration basis
  • Maintenance and operation of basins

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.