Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course is taught in the block style, i.e. lectures run for the whole day. The course is fast paced and a large amount of material is covered in a very short period of time. However, the material is fairly straightforward. Those who haven't taken a hydrology course before will need to review material before the exams, but most people who study do well.
This is a fun course, so much gets taught in such a short amount of time. hydrologic cycle, surface-water flow, runoff Material and aquifer properties, Darcy’s law, ground water flow Flow equations, flows to wells, flownets, and aquifer test analysis Aquifer test analysis, well installation, well efficiency and other influencing factors Running aquifer tests, slug test interpretations, vadose zone hydrology Ground-water contamination and chemical analyses, movement of contaminants, capture zone analysis, flow in fractured rock, site investigation
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Advice for students:
Be ready for this block course. It is taught in two parts of 3 full-day lectures. The material is fairly easy, but it is a large volume coming at you very fast. Expect hours of homework in the evenings and set aside a week before the second block to prepare for the exam. Dont even consider showing up late or skipping lecture.