SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Economic evaluation of riparian buffers in an agricultural watershed 
Authors:Qiu, Z. and T. Prato 
Journal:Journal of the American Water Resources Association 
Volume (Issue):34(4) 
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Broad Application Category:pollutant only 
Primary Application Category:model and/or data interface 
Secondary Application Category:economic and or cost/benefit assessment 
Watershed Description:77.42 km^2 Goodwater Creek, located in north central Missouri, U.S. 
Calibration Summary:calibration was reported to have been performed in previous study. 
Validation Summary: 
General Comments:SWAT sediment, nitrogen concentration, and atrazine concentration estimates were predicted with and without riparian buffers. Buffers were not directly simulated but were rather accounted for based on data from previous studies. Economic results are presented for five atrazine concentration water quality constraints. Optimal land use patterns with and without riparian buffers are shown. No direct SWAT output is reported. 
Keywords:water quality; watershed management; riparian buffers; economic evaluation; SWAT; GIS; simulation; nonpoint source pollution