Hydro Program Manager Course
Course Overview

  • Lessons
  • Reference Materials
  • Objectives
  • Instructions
  • Description

Reference Materials

This course frequently references the National Directives System (NDS). Take a few minutes to bookmark the following locations:

NWS Directives are located at http://www.weather.gov/directives/index.htm.

From there, click 10-Operations and Services.

A majority of the directives referenced in this course are in NDS 10-9 Hydrologic Services Program.

Note: Individual directives are referred to as National Weather Service Instruction (NWSI).

NWSI 10-901 Hydrologic Services Program Management

NWSI 10-921 Weather Forecast Office Hydrologic Operations

Note: Directives and supplements change regularly. Link to the NWS Directives page rather than printing copies to ensure the staff does not use outdated materials.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Locate reference and training materials.
  • Create a Hydrologic Services Manual.
  • Submit accurate reports.
  • Train staff.
  • Coordinate with partners and stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicate hydrologic information.
  • Perform service backup for hydrologic products.
  • Manage gage locations using several tools.
  • List the steps in the leveling process.
  • Verify E-19 information.

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Course Title: Hydrology Program Manager Course

Welcome to the Hydrology Program Manager Course

Facilitated by: Dave Cokely
Approximate course length: 2.5 hours
Target Audience: Hydrology Focal Points
Prerequisite: Media Training for NWS Employees

This course is a mandatory prerequisite for attending the Hydrology Program Manager residence course at the National Weather Service Training Center (NWSTC).

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of Hydrology Program Manager duties.