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Carlson Software's

Carlson Hydrology

is a first of its kind gaming experience


Solve real world hydrology problems with a fun and intuitive set of tools.


Compete with your peers to see who can come up with the most efficient solution.


Test your mettle—anyone can learn, anyone can win!

Carlson Hydrology Engineer

The goal of the game is to design a storm sewer system from available inlets and pipe types and sizes that drains the site successfully, with no excessive pressure in the pipes overflowing at inlets (due to pipe sizes that are too small) and no excessive gutter spread in the streets that might cause flooding and hydroplaning (due to insufficient number of inlets).

The game uses a photo-realistic depiction of a subdivision with low points in the streets that require the placement of inlets with catch basins and it must drain to a detention pond also found on the site. Players will be scored by the program automatically as they try to produce the lowest cost solution that drains the site and successfully meets regulatory requirements.

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Anyone can learn, anyone can win

“We invite our entire customer base, those participating in educational programs around the world, and all those aspiring to be civil engineers, to try their hand at Hydrology Engineer,” says Bruce Carlson, president and founder of Carlson Software.

“In any given challenge, participants could win if they submit the lowest cost solution,” Carlson added. “It doesn’t matter where you live, what your background is, how much training—if you think like a civil engineer, you can win.”

Bruce Carlson

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