SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Hydrologic modeling of retention irrigation sysem 
Authors:Kannan, N., J. Jeong, J. Arnold, L. Gosselink, R. Glick and R. Srinivasan 
Journal:Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 
Volume (Issue):19(5) 
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Model:SWAT (modified) 
Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:urban stormwater and/or BMP assessment 
Secondary Application Category:Green-Ampt and sub-daily processes 
Watershed Description:1.94 km^2 Lost Creek Golf Course, located in the city of Austin in central Texas, U.S. 
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Abstract:Urbanized watersheds produce instantaneous response to rainfall resulting in storm water runoff exceeding the carrying capacity of drainage systems, management of which is important to prevent flooding and erosion of streams. Management can be achieved using structural storm water Best Management Practices (BMPs). The city of Austin envisioned a plan to mitigate future scenarios on flooding and erosion, resulting in the development and integration of storm water BMP algorithms into the sub-hourly version of Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model. Algorithms were developed to simulate the physical processes governing the flow transport mechanisms through these BMPs. They were tested using a previously flow-calibrated watershed in the Austin (Texas, USA) area. Retention irrigation system is one such BMP commonly found in Austin. This short communication describes the development of a modeling tool for RI system and its potential applications. From the test results obtained, it appears that the RI algorithm is functioning rationally. The algorithm developed could be used to evaluate the functionality of individual BMP structure, to analyze the benefits of such structures at watershed scale and as design tool. 
Keywords:flooding, algorithm, storm water, retention, irrigation, BMP, modeling, urban, watershed