River Course 302: HEC-RAS for Stream Restoration

Upcoming Workshops

July 12-14, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET
Live Zoom Webinar

This workshop is regularly offered once a year, in the summer.
If a workshop is not posted above, we have no additional information to provide regarding future workshop locations or dates. If you have not done so already, we recommend joining our mailing list to be notified when new workshops become available.

Each workshop is unique. The information below is provided for general information about the workshop. Please reference the registration website for specific information about the individual workshop.

About the Workshop

This three (3) day workshop will cover applications of hydraulic modeling and its use to support stream restoration design work. Participants will gain experience with targeting and setting up a modeling effort, and the various types of analysis that can be used for improving stream restoration designs. The group will use real-world design examples to perform simulations and visualize results using HEC-RAS software and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer for spreadsheet and modeling applications. Getting the most out of this workshop will require attendees to have significant experience in hydraulic processes and stream morphology principles.

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:

  • Engineers
  • Hydrologists
  • Geomorphologists

Registration Information

Government/Non-Profit Fee – $895
Regular Fee – $995


Significant education/experience in hydraulic processes and stream morphology principles. We highly recommend that you have taken River Course 101: Stream Morphology Assessment and River Course 201: Stream Restoration Design Principles prior to attending this course.

Payment Instructions

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for payment of your registration fee. Or you may send us a check made payable to NCSU – BAE. Mail to:

Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Workshop Coordinators

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to bae_training@ncsu.edu for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least thirty-one (31) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between thirty (30) days and eight (8) days before the date of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made on or within seven (7) days of the workshop will receive a 50% refund.

Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time at no cost. Please send an email to bae_training@ncsu.edu with the name of the current registrant and the name and email address of the new registrant.

Severe Weather Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event of severe weather, this workshop may be postponed or canceled at the discretion of the workshop instructors and coordinators. If the workshop is postponed, you may receive a refund if you are unable to attend the newly scheduled date, time, and location. Please contact bae_training@ncsu.edu if you are unable to attend the rescheduled workshop. If the workshop is canceled, you will receive a full refund. If the workshop is postponed or canceled, the workshop instructors and coordination staff are not responsible for participants not meeting their PDHs or CEUs requirements with their various professional licensing boards.

Workshop Schedule

This is a sample schedule of the workshop to demonstrate the topics that will be covered. Actual schedules, including start and end times, may vary from class to class. Please refer to the workshop registration page and your confirmation email for times.

What to Bring

We will primarily be using the latest version of HEC-RAS. Please install it on your computer before coming to class. If the software asks you to install the example projects, say yes. If you have an older version of HEC-RAS, leave it on your computer. You can download HEC-RAS from http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-ras/ . If you are new to HEC-RAS or it has been a while, spend a few minutes clicking through an example project to get used to the screens again. In addition to downloading the software, participants should bring the following materials with them to each day of the workshop:

  • A laptop with HEC-RAS and excel for classwork
  • A scientific calculator
  • Field gear, waders/boots for field trips (for in-person workshops only)

Optional materials to bring include (for in-person workshops only):

  • Rain gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray


Kris Bass, P.E.

Professional Development Hours

Based on previous workshops, it is estimated that the following professional development hours will be awarded after the successful completion of the workshop. For the exact professional development hours for this workshop, visit the Registration Website.

A certificate of attendance will be emailed after the workshop, listing these PDHs:

  • 15 PDHs professional engineers and land surveyors (approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)

Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.