SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Assessing climate change impacts on fresh water resources of the Athabasca River Basin, Canada 
Authors:Shrestha, N.K., X. Du, Xinzhong and J. Wang 
Journal:Science of the Total Environment 
Volume (Issue):601-602 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:climate change 
Secondary Application Category:blue, green and/or gray water, or crop water productivity 
Watershed Description:161,000 km^2 Athabasca River Basin (ARB), which originates at the Columbia Icefields that are located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the province of Alberta. The river flows toward the North-East and drains first into Lake Athabasca before eventually reaching the Arctic Ocean. The river crosses through the municipalities of Jasper, Hinton, Whitecourt, Athabasca, and Fort McMurray. Forest is the dominant land-use type in the basin at almost 82% coverage, followed by agriculture land with about 10% coverage. Major industries with activities occurring in the basin include agriculture, pulp mills, coal, and oil sand mining. 
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Keywords:Athabasca River Basin (ARB); Blue and green water resources; Climate change; SWAT; CanRCM4