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The term GeoFluv™ is not a generic term describing landform designs that incorporate fluvial geomorphic characteristics, but rather GeoFluv™ is a trademark for a very specific fluvial geomorphic landform design algorithm. Training in the GeoFluv method is needed to understand the input data requirements and how the affect the design to allow the user to maximize the environmental and economic benefits of the method. The GeoFluv method forms the heart of the Natural Regrade computer software that speeds the calculations needed to design the erosion-resistant upland slopes and related stream channels and to integrate these into a functional landform.


Training

The fluvial geomorphic approach to designing landforms that are stable against erosion and promote sustainable land development, requires that essential landform characteristics are incorporated into the landform and that the characteristics are correctly inter-related for proper function. The GeoFluv approach to landform design uses measurements of these essential landform characteristics of upland areas and ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial stream channels as input values and integrates them to design a functioning landform.


The GeoFluv landform design method forms the heart of the Natural Regrade computer software module that simplifies and speeds the making of these complex landform designs.


The training programs are developed to fit your needs. The length of the training and format can vary as you prefer, but can generally be grouped into the four levels described below. The training format can be on-site, or the user can travel to a GeoFluv training center, or the training can be internet-based. The training includes testing to verify the student's understanding and documentation of the training level and hours of training.



Four GeoFluv training levels are summarized below:

  • Training Level One
  • Training Level Two
  • Training Level Three
  • Training Level Four

  • GeoFluv design services

    GeoFluv can provide design services ranging from coaching your staff to make GeoFluv designs, to providing a completed design alternative for your staff's approval. GeoFluv also teams with a select group of experienced engineering, soils, geophysical, vegetation, wetlands, and permitting professionals to provide the type and level of services that you need.


    Please contact GeoFluv to discuss your specific needs and to obtain a quotation.


    Software

    The fluvial geomorphic approach to designing landforms that are stable against erosion and promote sustainable land development, requires that essential landform characteristics are incorporated into the landform and that the characteristics are correctly inter-related for proper function. The GeoFluv approach to landform design uses measurements of these essential landform characteristics of upland areas and ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial stream channels as input values and integrates them to design a functioning landform.


    The incorporation of the GeoFluv approach into the Natural Regrade computer software greatly simplifies the calculations needed to integrate these input values into a cohesive landform design. As with any computer program, the quality of the input information determines the quality of the output result and that is one of the reasons that GeoFluv training is so important .




    Natural Regrade software screen showing 3D rendering of the GeoFluv design. Note the complex slopes defined by the blue sub-ridge and yellow and sub-watershed valley design lines and the detailed channel plan-view and cross-sectional geometry characteristics, as well as the channel confluences that are designed automatically on grade.


    The Natural Regrade software can also be used to evaluate a landform design that has been made with the software, or by other methods. The reviewer can use the software to check the critical landform design element values, or the reviewer can make a GeoFluv landform design for an area designed by other methods and compare the two designs for variances that can represent potential erosion sites.



    Natural Regrade software screen showing immediate feedback on drainage density and cut / fill balance as well as the ability to read and display design characteristics directly from the drawing wherever the cursor is placed on a 3D design line.



    Get more information by visiting the Carlson Software Natural Regrade website at Carlson Software for the Natural Regrade computer module with GeoFluv. Please contact GeoFluv directly to discuss your software needs and to obtain a quotation.


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