SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Modelling the forest and woodland-irrigation nexus in tropical Africa: A case study in Benin 
Authors:Duku, C., S.J. Zwart and L. Hein 
Journal:Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 
Volume (Issue):230 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:land use change 
Secondary Application Category:irrigation impacts or irrigation BMP scenarios 
Watershed Description:14,500 km^2 Upper Ouémé watershed, located in central Benin. The natural vegetation is a mosaic of woodland savannah and forest islands. Forest and woodland cover make up approximately 55% (7500 km^2) of the Upper Ouémé watershed. The major forest types in the area are tropical forest with more than 75% canopy cover (200 km^2) and dry forest with canopy cover of between 50 and 75% (1200 km^2) whereas woodlands have a canopy cover of between 25 and 50% (6100 km^2). 
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Keywords:Irrigation potential, water flow regulation, deforestation, sub-Saharan Africa