SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Effects of land use changes on the nutrient balance in mesoscale catchments 
Authors:Lenhart, T., N. Fohrer and H.-G. Frede 
Journal:Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 
Volume (Issue):28(33-36) 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic and pollutant 
Primary Application Category:land use change 
Secondary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Watershed Description:692 km^2 Dill River, located in the state of Hessen in west central Germany. 
Calibration Summary:Daily (May 2000 - April 2001): sediment E = .56 total P E = .46 nitrate E = .26 
Validation Summary:Daily (May 2001 - March 2001): sediment E = .74 total P E = .77 nitrate E = .09 
General Comments:Initial flow calibration and validation was carried out on three subwatersheds, and then on entire watershed. Graphical results show that the model mirrored measured trends well for flow and pollutants. The Proland agric. Econ. Model was used to generate 8 land use scenarios based on an average crop? field size (ranging from 0.5 to 20 ha). Sediment changed little while nitrate losses increased with increasing subarea size. 
Keywords:Land use changes; Nutrients; SWAT; Sediment