SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Watershed management technique to control sediment yield in agriculturally dominated areas 
Authors:Nicklow, J.W. and M.S. Muleta 
Journal:Water International 
Volume (Issue):26(3) 
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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:133 km^2 Big Creek, located in southern Illinois, U.S. 
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General Comments:SWAT is interfaced with a genetic algorithm (GA) to determine optimal land use and management practices that minimize sediment loss. Several crops and three tillage levels (no, spring, & conventional) were considered in the study. Sediment output is reported for an optimized set of crops/practices for 128 subwatersheds that ranged in size from 0.29 to 4 km^2. 
Keywords:Optimization, decision support, watershed management, genetic algorithms