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HSPF Workshops

The purpose of these workshops is to provide training in the use of the U.S. EPA Hydrological Simulation Program FORTRAN (HSPF) to engineers, scientists, and planners active in hydrologic modeling and water resources management. The workshops focus on the hydrologic and hydraulic components of HSPF.

Topics addressed include HSPF background and development, simulation algorithms, data management capabilities, and a thorough examination of the HSPF application process. This latter topic covers development of a modeling strategy, types and sources of data needed, identification and development of critical model parameters, the model calibration/verification process, evaluation of management alternatives, and interpretation of results. Example watersheds are used as comprehensive examples of model applications.

Hands-on experience is provided during the extensive computer work sessions on data management and analysis, model input preparation and interpretation, model calibration, and review of model simulation output.

Instructors: Doug Beyerlein and Joe Brascher

(Hydrology and Hydraulics only)

Day 1

  • Introduction and History of HSPF
  • Purpose of Workshop
  • Basic Hydrology
  • Continuous Simulation Theory: Modeling the Hydrologic Cycle
  • Comparison with other Models
  • Hydrometeorological Data Requirements
  • Data Storage: WDM
  • Introduction to ANNIE, WDMUtil, GenScn, BASINS
  • WDM files
  • Input/Output
  • HSPF Test Runs: MUTSIN, sequential files, import files, display files

Day 2

  • HSPF User Input Files
  • PERLND Parameters
  • IMPLND Parameters
  • Model Calibration
  • Utility Modules
  • Graphical Plotting
  • Statistical Analysis
  • General Discussion
  • Questions and Answers

HSPF Workshops are held at the client's location and on the client's computers (we provide HSPF software).


Please contact Doug Beyerlein ( or call 425-225-5997) for specific cost information.

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Olympia, WA 98501
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