Hydrology (300IGC019)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300IGC019, Hydrology.
  • Credits and contact hours: 2 credits, 3 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: Cesar Camilo Cañón
  • Type of course: Required.

Text book

  • Hydrology for Engineers. R. Linsley , M. Kohler, J. Paulus, 1977.

Supplemental materials

  • Introduction to Hydrology. W. Viessman, G. Lewis, 1996.
  • Applied Hydrology, V. T. Chow, D. R. Maidment, L. Mays, 1994.
  • Handbook of Hydrology. D. R. Maidment (Editor), 1993.
  • Engineering Hydrology, G. Monsalve,

Specific course information

The course is an introduction to hydrology with emphasis on surface hydrology. To that purpose, the course describes the components of the hydrologic cycle and the analytical methods to quantify those components; and explains and discusses the key principles and concepts of the current design methods used in hydrology.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify the basic concepts of the hydrologic process: precipitation, infiltration, evaporation and surface runoff.
  • To apply hydrologic analysis methods: unit hydrograph, flood routing, statistical methods and frequency analysis.
  • To apply hydrologic design methods, which includes rainfall design development and design flows.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 2 3 2 2 3 2

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Hydrologic cycle and water balance.
  • Precipitation: Meteorology, measurement, data interpretation, calculation of average precipitation, rainfall analysis.
  • Infiltration, interception and surface storage.
  • Evaporation and evapotranspiration.
  • Watershed properties. Surface runoff.
  • Surface runoff. Flow measurement.
  • Small Watersheds: Rational method and surface flow.
  • Medium-sized watersheds: Curve number method.
  • Design rainfall
  • Direct Unit Hydrograph method.
  • Unit Hydrograph: indirect methods – Snyder & SCS.
  • Synthetic unit hydrograph: change, duration, convolution.
  • Statistics in Hydrology.
  • Reservoir flood routing.
  • River and channel flood routing. Muskingum method.
  • Muskingum-Cunge method.
  • Flood routing in Watersheds I and II
  • Erosion and sedimentation.
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