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Tidal Hydraulics

Vincent D. Reynolds, MBA, PE

Estuaries can be defined as an area of interaction between salt and freshwater. They can be classified by topography and salinity structure. The topographic classifications are coastal plain estuaries, fjords, and bar-built estuaries. The major salinity classifications are highly stratified, partially mixed, and well-mixed.

This 7 hour course will examine the design guidance for the development of estuaries to improve navigation and flood control projects. Several different design factors will be discussed such as, water quality, navigational safety, and flooding.

This course should be studied by anyone with an interest in hydraulics, hydrology, environmental engineering, water resources, oceanography or anyone wanting to learn more information regarding estuaries and tidal hydraulics. After reading this course the student will have the fundamental knowledge of estuarine engineering and problem solving techniques, including environmental considerations.

The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Tidal Hydraulics” as found on the website of the Army Corps of engineers.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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