|PDH Online Course Description
Learning Units (Hours)
T. E. McLaughlin, PE
This course is a detailed review of the effects of groundwater pumping on streamflow and associated ecosystems. Part Two of this Course completes the review of the original course materials, and offers a 30 question quiz for the student to finalize the course credits. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to recognize and perform preliminary assessments of groundwater depletion upon the surrounding environment. The objective of the course is to familiarize the practitioner with the methods and techniques currently used to analyze, manage, and control the depletion (lowering) of groundwater levels, and the resulting effects on rivers, streams, wetlands, and ecosystems in the vicinity of the pumping operation. Open-source publication USGS Circular 1376 is the only course material used herein.
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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