Courses

Lower Division Courses

10. Water and Power (3)
Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to water resources issues, including both scientific and socio-political aspects. History of water resources development in California as related to current and future sustainability of water quantity and quality. Roles of science and policy in solving water problems. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt.—III. (III.) Fogg

47. Watershed Processes and Water Quality in the Tahoe Basin (2)
Lecture/laboratory—21 hours; fieldwork—9 hours; discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of environmental, soil, or hydrologic sciences. Course involves 3 days of instruction in Tahoe City. Watershed processes, runoff water quality management, and restoration in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Soils, precipitation-runoff, revegetation and adaptive management related to erosion control, effective solutions, and development of restoration strategies. Students develop and initiate field restoration. (Same course as Environmental and Resource Sciences 47.)—Grismer

92. Hydrologic Science Internship (1-12)
Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: lower division student, consent of instructor. Work experience off and on campus in Hydrologic Science. Internship supervised by a member of the faculty. (P/NP grading only.)

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division Courses

110. Irrigation Principles and Practices (3)
Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Physics 5A; Soil Science 100 recommended. General course for agricultural and engineering students dealing with soil and plant aspects of irrigation and drainage. Soil-water movement and storage, plant responses to irrigation regimes, water use by crops; procedures for determining frequency and depth of irrigation, drainage. Not open for credit to students who have completed Water Science 110.—III. (III.) Schawankl

115. Irrigation and Drainage Systems (4)
Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 103A or course 103. Engineering and scientific principles applied to the design of surface, sprinkle and micro irrigation systems and drainage systems within economic, biological, and environmental constraints. Interaction between irrigation and drainage will be emphasized. Not open for credit to students who have completed Water Science 145. (Same course as Biological Systems Engineering 145.)—II. (II.) Wallender, Grismer, Hills

117. Irrigation Water Management (3)
Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 110 or 124. Irrigation principles of soil-water and plant-water relations with irrigation system characteristics and other factors into an analytical framework for irrigation water management. Case studies discussed. Not open for credit to students who have completed Water Science 172.—III. (III.) Hopmans

122. Biology of Running Waters (3)
Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: introductory course in biology and junior standing. The study of lotic aquatic animals and plants in relation to their environment; various factors affecting the distribution of freshwater plants and animals is emphasized in a manner particularly suitable for students of freshwater ecology, soil and water science, and renewable natural resources. Not open for credit to students who have completed Water Science 122.—I. (I.)

122L. Biology of Running Waters Laboratory (2)
Laboratory—2 hours (including 2 or 3 weekend field trips). Prerequisite: introductory course in biology or consent of instructor and junior standing; course 122 (concurrently). Course allows interested students to obtain experience in sampling, processing, and synthesizing field data. Field trips will allow students to obtain an understanding of the structure and function of stream ecosystems. Not open for credit to students who have completed Water Science 122L.—I. (I.)

124. Plant-Water-Soil Relationships (4)
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 100; Soil Science 100 recommended, and one additional course in botany or plant physiology; or consent of instructor. Principles of plant interactions with soil and water environments and their applications in crop and environmental management. Includes nutrient and water uptake and transport; transpiration; soil processes affecting supplies; deficiencies and plant responses. Not open for credit to students who have completed Water Science 104.—III. (III.) Hsiao

134. Aqueous Geochemistry (6)
Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 2B. The chemistry of natural waters; dielectric properties of water; thermodynamic and mass-action relations; metal hydrolysis; acid-base equilibria; metal-coordination chemistry; solubility calculations; electron-exchange reactions; and rate laws.—III. (III.) Casey

141. Physical Hydrology (4)
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Physics 9B, Mathematics 21B; course 100 recommended. Introduction to the processes that constitute the hydrologic cycle. Special emphasis on a quantitative description of the following processes: precipitation, infiltration, evaporation, transpiration, surface runoff, and groundwater runoff.—I. (I.) Puente

142. Systems Hydrology (4)
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 141 or Civil and Environmental Engineering 142. General course considering hydrologic pro-cesses from a systems or statistical model perspective. General probability concepts are applied to frequency, time series and spatial data analysis. Linear systems are also considered in conjunction with Kalman filter techniques.—II. (II.) Puente

143. Hydrological Processes in Ecosystems (3)
Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 141 or Environmental and Resource Science 100. Movement and storage of water are integral parts of landscape and ecosystem functioning. Hydrological processes in individual ecosystems and the role of water linking the myriad components of the landscape.—(I.) Pasternack

144. Groundwater Hydrology (3)
Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 16B or 21A; Hydrologic Science 103 or Engineering 103 recommended. Fundamentals of groundwater hydrology—occurrence, movement and distribution of groundwater, well-flow systems—well construction, operation and maintenance; groundwater contamination—exploration and quality assessment. (Same course as Biological Systems Engineering 144.) Not open for credit to students who have completed course 145A.—I. (I.) Marino

146. Hydrogeology and Contaminant Transport (5)
Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—2 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 144 or Civil and Environmental Engineering 144 or the equivalent. Physical and chemical processes affecting groundwater flow and contaminant transport, with emphasis on realistic hydrogeologic examples. Groundwater geology and chemistry. Fundamentals of groundwater flow and transport analysis. Laboratory includes field pumping test and work with physical and computer models. (Same course as Geology 156.)—II. Fogg

147. Runoff, Erosion and Water Quality Management in the Tahoe Basin (3)
Lecture/laboratory—30 hours; fieldwork—15 hours; discussion—10 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Physics 7B or 9B, Mathematics 16C or 21C, Civil and Environmental Engineering 142 or course 141 or Environmental and Resource Sciences 100. 5 days of instruction in Tahoe City. Practical hydrology and runoff water quality management from Tahoe Basin slopes. Development of hillslope and riparian restoration concepts, modeling and applications from physical science perspectives including precipitation-runoff relationships, sediment transport, and detention ponds. (Same course as Biological Systems Engineering 147.)—Grismer

150. Water Law (3)
Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Environmental and Resource Sciences 100 or 121 or consent of instructor. Principles and issues of California Water Law. Types of water rights, groundwater rights and management, and protection of instream uses. Water projects, role of federal government and federal/state relations. Basic water quality acts, endangered species act, water transfers and current water issues.—II.

151. Field Methods in Hydrology (4)
Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours; fieldwork—3 hours. Prerequisite: Environmental and Resource Sciences 100 or course 141. Measurement methods and data analysis for evaluation of water storage, movement and contamination in the field. Equipment such as data loggers, water and sediment samplers, pressure transducers, weather stations, surveying equipment, and flow meters will be used.—II. (II.) Pasternack

182. Environmental Analysis using GIS (4)
Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—4 hours. Prerequisite: Applied Biological Systems Technology 180 or the equivalent GIS experience and skills; general biology and/or ecology courses recommended. Ecosystem and landscape modeling with emphasis on hydrology and solute transport. Spatial analysis of environmental risk analysis including ecological risk assessment, natural resource management. Spatial database structures, scripting, data models, and error analysis in GIS. (Same course as Applied Biological Systems Technology 182.) Offered in alternate years.—III. Zhang

192. Hydrologic Science Internship (1-12)
Internship—3-40 hours. Prerequisite: completion of 84 units and consent of instructor. Work experience off and on campus in water science. Internship supervised by a member of the faculty. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)
(P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)
Prerequisite: senior standing. (P/NP grading only.)