Workshops / Past / Workshop – Modeling Agricultural Watersheds Using ArcAPEX

Location: Blackland Research and Extension Center, Temple TX
Date: May 29-31, 2019


Workshop Description

This workshop covers the fundamental principles of the APEX model with hands-on exercises for use in simulating farm/watershed management. The objective of the workshop is to introduce ArcAPEX to new users, to offer hands on exercises, and to and familiarize users with general procedures of model development, implementation, and evaluation.

Workshop Objectives

  • The basic setup of the APEX model using ArcAPEX interface.
  • How to run APEX model using ArcAPEX interface.
  • The structure and file system of the APEX model.
  • The structure of the APEX outputs.
  • How to use, modify and update the ArcAPEX database.
  • How to prepare weather, soils, and management files.
  • How to design alternative management scenarios.
  • Sensitivity analysis and manual/automatic calibration.



Travel information

Blackland Research and Extension Center
720 E Blackland Rd
Temple, TX, 76502


The registration form is a fillable PDF but you will still need to print and sign the document before it can be submitted to the contact provided on the registration form


  • Waco Regional Airport – 7909 Karl May Dr, Waco, TX 76708
    50-60 minute drive without traffic, heavy construction in the I-35 corridor makes traffic unpredictable here
  • Austin-Bergstom International Airport – 3600 Presidential Boulevard, Austin, TX 78719
    1-1.5 hours without traffic, some routes have tolls
  • Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK) – 8101 S. Clear Creek Road, Killeen TX 76549
    45 minutes without traffic – Traffic coming on and off the base can effect this route

Lodging – Please note, these are only suggested accommodations closest to the Center with the highest ratings; there are other lodging options in the area.

  • Holiday Inn Temple/Belton – 5247 S General Bruce Dr, Temple, TX 76502 – 7 miles
  • Residence Inn Temple – 4301 South General Bruce Drive, Temple, TX 76502 – 8 miles
  • Hilton Garden Inn Temple – 1749 Scott Boulevard, Temple, TX 76504 – 3 miles
  • Candlewood Suites Temple – 1850 Scott Boulevard, Temple, TX 76504 – 3 miles
  • Country Inn and Suites Temple – 1414 Southwest H K Dodgen Loop, Temple, TX 76504 – 3 miles
  • Best Western Temple – 602 N General Bruce Dr, Temple, TX 76504 – 4 miles
  • La Quinta Inn and Suites – Temple/Belton – Off 121 near the Expo Center – 229 West Loop 121, Belton, TX 76513 – 13 miles – Near Expo Center

The City of Temple does not have an extensive public transit system and we are not on the Uber or Lyft systems. You will need to arrange your own transportation to and from the airport and your lodging.