SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Comparison of a subjective and a physical approach for identification of priority areas for soil and water management in a watershed – a case study of Nagwan watershed in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand, India 
Authors:Kaur, R., O. Singh, R. Srinivasan, S.N. Das and K. Mishra 
Journal:Environmental Modeling & Assessment 
Volume (Issue):9(2) 
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Broad Application Category:pollutant only 
Primary Application Category:model and/or data interface 
Secondary Application Category:pollutant cycling/loss and transport 
Watershed Description:95.76 km^2 Nagwan River, located in the Hazaribagh District in northeast India. 
Calibration Summary:Daily (1984 & 1992: highest & lowest water & sediment years): sediment r2/E = .54/-.67 
Validation Summary:Daily (1981-83; 1985-89; 1991): sediment r2/E = .65/.70 
General Comments:SWAT was interfaced with an LP model within a spatial decision support system to evaluate land use scenario effects on sediment loss. An optimized LP-based land use plan resulted in a redistribution of paddy, corn, and forest land use (but no change in the total areas of each) that resulted in a sediment yield decrease of ~15%, and increases in rice paddy and corn productivities of ~3 and 68%, respectively. Daily time step for calibration & validation is not mentioned in the paper, but is assumed based on identical statistics reported in other Kaur et al. 2004.