Hydrology Tools for Minnesota Wetlands

Class Description

This 1-day classroom course will focus on:

  • Gathering precipitation and hydrology data
  • Techniques for evaluating antecedent precipitation conditions
  • Interpreting monitoring well data
  • Estimating probability, frequency, and duration of inundation or saturation
  • Interpreting hydrology indicators in relation to precipitation data, and lateral effect
  • Using aerial imagery to assess wetland hydrology i.e. mapping conventions

The course will include classroom exercises with real data and scenarios.  Students should bring a laptop computer or silimar device with Microsoft Excel software.  

There is no prerequisite for this class, but familiarity with wetland hydrology concepts of the 1987 Manual and supplements is important to understanding the course content.

Instructors: Eric Mohring (BWSR), Greg Larson (US ACOE), Dennis Rodacker (BWSR), Jeremy Maul (BWSR), Megan Lennon (BWSR)

Class Date

DateLocationEarly Registration DeadlineLast Day to Register/
Payment Due By
October 7Arden HillsSeptember 16October 4

*Course time is approximately 8:30-4:30.


Cost: $190 ($215 after Early Registration Deadline)

* Registration online is placed through learning.umn.edu, any questions with login/passwords should be directed to the number or email on the homepage of that site.

  • Registration is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registrations may be accepted after the last open registration date pending class size.
  • Specifics regarding class location, agenda, etc. will all be sent via email upon receiving registration and payment.
  • Payments must be received prior to the course date in order for your space to be held. Confirmations and all other correspondences will be sent via email.
  • Please make check payable to the University of Minnesota. 
  • The registration fee includes refreshments, snacks, lunch and course materials. Dinner and hotel accommodations are on your own.

Mail registration form and payment to:
    173 McNeal Hall
    1985 Buford Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55108

Cancellation Policy
A $30 processing fee will be assessed if you cancel up to three working days by 4:30 pm prior to any session. Any cancellation after these dates will forfeit the entire registration fee. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing via email, mail, or fax.

You may substitute another person's registration for your own. You must do this within five working days prior to the course.