SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Spatial targeting of conservation tillage to improve water quality and carbon retention benefits 
Authors:Yang, W., C. Sheng and P. Voroney 
Journal:Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 
Volume (Issue):53(4) 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic and pollutant 
Primary Application Category:model and/or data interface 
Secondary Application Category:pollutant cycling/loss and transport 
Watershed Description:366 km^2 Fairchild Creek, a tributary of the Grand River located in southeast Ontario, Canada. 
Calibration Summary:Daily (April to Oct. 1996) correlation coefficient = 0.75 
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General Comments:An integated GIS modeling system consisting of a Farm model (crop budgets), SWAT, and the CENTURY model was used to evaluate spatial targeting of conservation tillage as a function of sediment abatement or carbon rentention goals. Sediment losses were predicted to decline by ~39% across the entire watershed with conservation tillage in 95 agric. subwatersheds. Total sediment abatement and associated costs are reported for 4 different sediment abatement goals. Similar results are reported for carbon retention scenarios.