training workshop for ponds 3.3


Calendar Year 2009: 8:30a.m. to 3:45p.m.
8:30a.m. to 10:00a.m., 15 min. break, 10:15a.m. to 12:00 noon, 30 min. Lunch Break, 12:30p.m. to 3:45p.m.

presented by
Devo Seereeram, Ph.D., P.E.
Devo Engineering, 5500 Alhambra Drive, Orlando, Fl 32808

The following is a tentative outline of topics to be discussed, but may be subject to change depending on the needs and interest of the attendees.

  1. How to Download, Install, and Navigate The Software and Access its Documentation and Built-in Help Files, including the PONDS Website Resource for Downloads, Technical Memos, and Slide Shows from Technical Presentations. Technical Support Policy.
  2. Nitrogen and Phosphorus loading module.
  3. Overview of The Conceptual Models In PONDS 3.3 Software.
  4. Modules 1A and 1B: Filtration Systems
    • Side/bottom filter analysis; add in groundwater baseflow
    • Vertical recovery structure (VVRS) analysis
  5. Module 2: Swale/Channel/Overland Flow/VNB With Infiltration
  6. Module 3: Underdrain Dry Ponds (including Baseflow) - note: these are different from filtration systems

After lunch:

  1. Module 4: Refined Method Analysis for Dry Bottom and Wet Bottom Ponds

    • Getting familiar with Refined Method module features, its layout, 3-step procedure for running model and retrieving results.
    • Typical applications for the refined method module

      1. Retention and detention pond recovery analysis, pollution treatment volume (slug load) and SCS single basin and multi basin hydrographs
      2. Critical Duration Analysis
      3. Percolation pond analysis
      4. Dewatering analysis for computing wetland dehydration impacts and water table drawdown
      5. Roadway underdrain trench analysis
      6. Multibasin / interrconnected pond analysis
      7. Water quality volume/slug loading
      8. Wet detention bleed-down
        Note: Continuous simulation analysis will not be covered

  2. Special Topics:

    • How to model exfiltration trenches and adjust the stage-area data (refined method module) including a new program designed for StormTech chambers
    • How to model ponds with walls around them and sand chimneys (refined method module)
    • Seepage through berms and calculation of ground water mound (refined method)
    • Baseflow modeling for wet detention ponds (refined method module)

  3. Discussion Period and Example Problems.
  4. Typical Pond Failures (if time permits)
  5. Geotechnical Investigation Requirements and Construction Issues (if time permits)
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Course Instructor

Dr. Devo Seereeram was born on the 4th of July, 1957 on the island of Trinidad in the West Indies. After completing his high school education in Trinidad, he proceeded to the University of Florida in Gainesville where he obtained his BSCE (with high honors), Master of Engineering, and Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering. After earning his doctorate in May 1986, he joined the private consulting profession in Orlando where he has amassed significant state-wide experience in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, ground water/surface water interaction modeling, surface water modeling, innovative stormwater management design, ground water modeling, and hydrogeologic engineering. In addition to working as a consulting engineer in central Florida, Dr. Seereeram has worked as a construction manager on several major construction projects in the Caribbean. He started his private geotechnical engineering consulting business in Orlando on November 1, 1991.

Dr. Seereeram is the also developer of the PONDS computer program which is widely used throughout the state of Florida for ground water & surface water modeling of stormwater management systems. Dr. Seereeram has provided expert witness testimony and expert representation in several settings. Devo is a frequent lecturer at the annual FES Stormwater workshops and is well known throughout the state of Florida. He is also a member of the FDEP’s Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee.