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ADMC Drainage Water Management Certification

July 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

Session 1: (2 CEUs) Drainage Design and Soils: Soil and water concepts & tools, fundamentals in drainage design, and design tools

Session 1 will introduce participants to soil and water interactions and how soil properties impact water movement, availability, and crop health. Participants will then learn how drainage systems are utilized to improve productivity and profitability. Finally, participants will be introduced to how drainage systems are commonly designed and what tools are available to assist in the layout water management systems.

Session 2: (1.5 CEUs) DWM Design Introduction to Drainage Water Management design

Session 2 will introduce participants to the principles of drainage water management including conditions where the practice
applies, yield benefits, and water quality impacts. Participants will be walked through what is needed to design drainage water
management systems, applicable NRCS Conservation Practice Standards, and will learn about water control structures commonly used in DWM systems.

Session 3: (1.5 CEUs) DWM Design Session 3: Field Zoning, retrofitting elevation plans, and economics

Session 3 will move to more advanced drainage water management concepts including how to determine the drained area, control elevations, and the extent of the controlled zone. Participants will also learn about economic considerations and requirements of the NRCS Drainage Implementation Activity 164.


A total of 5 CEUs will be available for CCAs or PEs. Partial CEUs will be
available for completion of session 1, 2, or 3.

A recording of the training session and access to the quiz modules will be made available for those that cannot make the July 7th event.

Upon successful completion of the quiz modules, an ADMC course certificate will be awarded. An ADMC certificate along with a submitted DIA 164 to your state NRCS can be used to obtain TSP certification for DIA 164.

Sessions 1 – 3 will be led by Dr. Gary Sands who is a Professor and Extension Engineer at the University of Minnesota.