SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Modeling the impact of agricultural crops on the spatial and seasonal variability of water balance components in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia 
Authors:Tigabu, T.B., P.D. Wagner, G. Hörmann and N. Fohrer 
Year:2019 
Journal:Hydrology Research 
Volume (Issue):50(5) 
Pages:1376–1396 
Article ID: 
DOI:10.2166/nh.2019.170 
URL (non-DOI journals): 
Model:SWAT 
Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:baseflow and/or other hydrologic component analysis 
Secondary Application Category:evapotranspiration assessment 
Watershed Description:Gilgelabay, Gumara, and Ribb Rivers, which are all tributaries of the 15,321 km^2 Lake Tana drainage area (and larger Blue River Nile system) located in northwest Ethiopia (Lake Tana is the largest freshwater lake in Ethiopia and the third largest in the Nile basin). 
Calibration Summary:Efficiencies of the models were evaluated based on measured streamflow data.The statistical indices indicate satisfactory/above staisfactory model performances at a daily time and monthly steps, as the values of NSE, R2, and KGE were greater than 0.5 and the PBIAS values were in the range of ±25%. 
Validation Summary:Similar to the calibration, the statistical indices (NSE, KGE, R2 > 0.5) and PBIAS ±25% values are above satisfactory. 
General Comments: 
Language:English 
Keywords:groundwater recharge, Lake Tana, land use land cover, SWAT