SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:The use of binary optimization and hydrologic models to form riparian buffers 
Authors:Cerucci, M. and J.M. Conrad 
Journal:Journal of the American Water Resources Association 
Volume (Issue):39(5) 
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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:37 km^2 Townbrook, located in southeast New York, U.S. 
Calibration Summary:Monthly (Oct. 99 - Sept. 2000) r2 values: streamflow = .72; dissolved P = .91; sediment = .70 (w/o Feb. & march); part. P = .40 (w/o Feb. & march) graphical comparisons - flow, sediment, particulate P, & dissolved P 
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General Comments:A binary optimization approach was used with a SWAT-REMM modeling system to determine optimal selection of parcels for riparian buffers. The total P load per year was found to reach equilibrium with a buffer width of ~30 m. The analysis resulted in obtaining the marginal utility of buffer widths and the most affordable parcels in which to establish riparian buffers. 
Keywords:watershed management; riparian buffers; binary optimization; water policy/regulation/decision making