5 Reasons it’s Time to Ditch Your Storm Sewer Spreadsheet

Civil Engineers are some of the most resourceful professionals I’ve ever known. They got that way in order to get through 4-years of rigorous college. So when a challenge arises they will just roll up their sleeves and get the job done. Even if it means modeling a storm sewer…

Routing Interconnected Ponds

Occasionally you will be faced with the question, “Should I use the Interconnected Pond” feature for this?” To my surprise, many of our users answer, “Yes” when they should be answering “No”.  Interconnected ponds are two or more detention ponds that are hydraulically connected to each other. There’s typically an…

Chart Tales

One of my favorite features of Hydrology Studio’s detention pond design is its charting abilities. But there’s one chart that reminds me of a smart phone. It does everything. In fact, so much that it can be overwhelming. It’s the Stage-Discharge chart for  a multistage discharge structure configured like this:…

What is WPF?

By now you’ve seen some of the marketing hype surrounding Hydrology Studio and its use of Windows Presentation Foundation. We’ll call it WPF for short. Hopefully your curiosity is the reason you’re about to read this blog post. Don’t think WPF is unique to Hydrology Studio. Most modern-day programs use…

How to Design a Detention Pond

A Step-by-Step Approach If you’re a newbie to hydraulics & hydrology then you’re in a good place right now. This blog is about how to design a detention pond outlet device without pulling your hair out. I can tell you first-hand, there are a lot of moving parts to a…

The Origin of Manning’s Equation

Ever wonder about the origin of Manning’s equation? Well, even if you haven’t it’s still interesting. This well-known equation achieved its notoriety in a way parallel to many other things in our modern consumer society. Through what some may call typical but accidental word-of-mouth marketing techniques. But not by its…

The Rational Method

This is one of those “I got to get something off my chest” blog posts. It’s about the Rational method. Before you start, imagine the theme song from Clint Eastwood’s film, “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” playing in the background. Being a hydrology software developer has some cool and…