SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Discussion of “Using the SWAT Model in Intensively Managed Irrigated Watersheds: Model Modification and Application” by Xiaolu Wei, Ryan T. Bailey, and Ali Tasdighi 
Authors:Bond, J., E. Défranoux and Z. Makkeb 
Journal:Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 
Volume (Issue):25(6) 
Article ID:07020006 
URL (non-DOI journals):https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29HE.1943-5584.0001930 
Model:SWAT (modified) 
Broad Application Category:comment, correction, discussion, erratum, letter or response 
Primary Application Category:model and/or data interface 
Secondary Application Category:irrigation impacts or irrigation BMP scenarios 
Watershed Description:Arkansas River, located in Colorado, U.S. 
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General Comments:The original study that the authors are commenting on is also in the database; the citation is: Wei, X. and R.T. Bailey. 2019. Assessment of system responses in intensively irrigated stream–aquifer systems using SWAT-MODFLOW. Water. 11(8): 1576. Doi: 10.3390/w11081576. 
Abstract:The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT–1998) is an effective software used to predict the influence of human land management on water, sediments, and nutrients in a watershed. However, it provides poor results in heavily managed basins with intensive irrigation. The authors of the original article present a modified model of SWAT to be applied to these highly irrigated watersheds. This modified method provides a more complete analysis of the semiarid Arkansas (Colorado) watershed. An evaluation presents the prediction capabilities of the method’s hydrological processes.