SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Environmental and economic analysis of switchgrass production for water quality improvement in northeast Kansas 
Authors:Nelson, R.G., J.C. Ascough II and M.R. Langemeier 
Journal:Journal of Environmental Management 
Volume (Issue):79(4) 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic & pollutant 
Primary Application Category:bioenergy crop, tree and/or vegetation assessment 
Secondary Application Category:pollutant cycling/loss and transport 
Watershed Description:1,214 km^2 Delaware River, which drains portions of Nemaha, Brown, Jackson, Atchison, and Jefferson Counties of northeast Kansas, U.S. 
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General Comments:SWAT was used to evaluate the water quality impacts of converting cropland to switchgrass. It was projected that 527,000 to 1.27(106) Mg of switchgrass could be produced annually. Reductions of runoff, sed. yield, nitrate in runoff, & edge-of-field erosion were predicted to be 55, 99?, 34, & 98%. Economic analyses of switchgrass production is also provided. 
Keywords:SWAT model; Switchgrass production; Economic analysis; Commodity crops; Water quality; Sediment yield; Surface runoff; Soil erosion