Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 – 4:30 pm

Understanding Open Channel Flow

   Basic concepts of open channel flows

   Looking at examples of open channels

Analysis of Open Channel Flow

   Channel shapes and properties

   Specific energy diagram

   Concept of upstream and downstream control

   Calculating Froude number

   Concept of choking flow

Flow Resistance

   Uniform flow and Manning’s equation

   When Manning’s n is constant

   Estimating Manning’s n

   Vegetated surfaces

   Hydraulic Efficiency

Water Surface Profiles

   Classification of profiles

   Synthesis of composite profiles

   The discharge problem

   Interaction of local features

Stable Channel Design

   Maximum permissible velocity designs

   Shear stress design


Architects & Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours/CEUs
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     Non-Mandatory CE

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Mandatory CE

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects and 6.5 PDHs for engineers in most states, including Missouri and Illinois. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in these states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for architects and landscape architects in New York. HalfMoon education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Carolina.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs.

This seminar is offers a continuing education opportunity to geologists and contractors.

Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Jared Barr

Mr. Barr is a practicing civil engineer working in stormwater and floodplain management. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Iowa in Hydraulic Engineering with an emphasis in river engineering. Most of his career has been spent developing and reviewing regulatory flood models, designing stream bank stabilization and storm sewer design. Mr. Barr has taught courses in open channel hydraulics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and he emphasizes qualitative understanding supported by quantitative analysis. He is a member of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).