Each course in this topic covers a chapter of the Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual.

Completion of this course is worth 1.5 Professional Development Hours.

This training closely follows Chapter 6 of the Erosion & Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual. Specifically, this course will discuss:

  • The basics of open channel hydraulics
  • Guidelines for channel design
  • Items which should be submitted with the E&S plan
  • What DEP and conservation district staff need to look for when reviewing proposed channel designs


It is recommended to complete the course E&S Manual Chapter 6 Part I: Introduction to Channels before beginning this training.


This is an introduction to channels, which are found in Chapter 6 of the E&S Manual. It is recommended to have Chapter 6 of the manual nearby as you complete this course.
This course follows Chapter 9 of the E&S Manual in relation to riprap apron design. Specifically, this course will discuss:

  • Calculating the flow and velocity of outlet pipes
  • Determining tailwater conditions of an outlet pipe
  • Sizing riprap aprons based upon outlet conditions
  • How to verify if the selected size of riprap is adequate for an outlet

Learners are recommended to have a copy of the Erosion & Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual nearby while taking this training. If you do not have a copy, see the resources page for a download link.

Completion of this course is worth 1.5 Professional Development Hours.