Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM CDT

   The HELP software will demonstrate its following capabilities:

      Importing of USGS daily streamflow within file HELPUSGS

      Perform drainage area ratio regression analysis for downloaded black river flow

      Perform a monthly flow duration analysis for downloaded flows

      Perform a monthly frequency analysis

      Perform a day of year frequency analysis

      Run demos in HELPMAIN

      Perform an energy comparison for three different operating scenarios at a potential hydro site

One week before the webinar attendees will receive an email with instructions on how todownload software that will be used for a demonstrative class exercise. Use of the software is forexercise purposes only and is not a required download and technical support for downloadingand installation will be limited.

Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.


GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.14 (Mojave)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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     3.5 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit for professional engineers and architects in most states. Please see each webinar listing for the number of available continuing education credits. Course participants need to be aware of any licensing restrictions on online learning to fulfill their continuing education requirements.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is registered as a continuing education provider by the American Institute of Architects (No. J885). HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

Halfmoon Education is an approved continuing education provider with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System. See Stormwater Infiltration webinars for available HSW PDHs.

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of each webinar, and earned LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.

New York engineers who wish to claim continuing education credit for the Technical Writing webinars are advised to attend all four webinars in the series. Individual webinars in this series will not be accepted.


Gary Franc

Civil Engineer

Mr. Franc possesses over 35 years of hydroelectric engineering, operations and development experience with 25 years involved with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issues dealing with licensing, relicensing, and Part 12 dam safety compliance issues. He has demonstrated abilities in water resources modeling, hydrology, hydraulics, finance, database management, stochastic processes, computer systems, statistics and application software development. Mr. Franc has and have an extensive knowledge of all the Corps’ Hydrologic Engineering Center’s (HEC) packages as well as Microsoft’s, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access Programs. Mr. Franc has managed projects dealing with the identification of new potential conventional hydropower, water supply and pump storage sites and the acquisition of existing hydro assets. He possesses considerable experience in the development of site hydrology, including:

  • unregulated inflow
  • flood-flow frequency analysis
  • drought contingency plans
  • river-channel and reservoir routing
  • open-channel and rainfall runoff modeling and analysis

Mr. Franc has developed reservoir operations models and evaluated the energy output and financial viability of hydroelectric projects as part of feasibility studies. He is currently a sole proprietor specializing in FERC licensing and compliance and due diligence for potential hydro acquisitions. A sideline of his business is the use of proprietary software packages that afford detailed study and development of energy potential and financial estimates for existing and proposed turbine upgrades, replacements, or additions. Mr. Franc’s additional area of study is the development of probable maximum precipitation (PMP) and/or probable maximum floods (PMF) as they relate to the inflow design floods (IDF), spillway adequacy and emergency action plans (EAP).