In 2005, when I was a professor at Idaho State University, the Henry’s Fork Foundation Board of Directors asked me to present an overview of hydrology and water management in the upper Snake River basin. Since then, the hydrology and water-management short course has taken on a life of its own, and I give this presentation in some form or another a few times each year. Every time I give the presentation, I update it with new information, particularly as related to climate change and the rapidly changing work of water management and admininstration.
My favorite version is the full 3-hour course I give to Idaho Master Naturalist chapters. The 3-hour version allows time for small-group activities and discussion. I taught the course to the Idaho Falls chapter last night, and the group was energetic and engaged. We all had a great time discussing current topics in Snake River water management.
A pdf version of my presentation is linked here.