SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Development and verification of the available number of water intake days in ungauged local water source using the SWAT model and flow recession curves 
Authors:Choi, J.-R., I.-M. Chung, S.-J. Jeung, K.-S. Choo, C.-H. Oh and B.-S. Kim 
Volume (Issue):13(11) 
Article ID:1511 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Secondary Application Category:calibration, sensitivity, and/or uncertainty analysis 
Watershed Description:192.4 km^2 Hancheon River, a tributary of the Naeseong River (and larger Nakdong River System) which serves as the Yecheon Water Intake Station's water source (located in Yecheon-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do) in central South Korea. 
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Abstract:Climate change significantly affects water supply availability due to changes in the magnitude and seasonality of runoff and severe drought events. In the case of Korea, despite a high water supply ratio, more populations have continued to suffer from restricted regional water supplies. Though Korea enacted the Long-Term Comprehensive Water Resources Plan, a field survey revealed that the regional government organizations limitedly utilized their drought-related data. These limitations present a need for a system that provides a more intuitive drought review, enabling a more prompt response. Thus, this study presents a rating curve for the available number of water intake days per flow, and reviews and calibrates the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model mediators, and found that the coefficient of determination, Nash–Sutcliffe efficiency (NSE), and percent bias (PBIAS) from 2007 to 2011 were at 0.92%, 0.84%, and 7.2%, respectively, which were “very good” levels. The flow recession curve was proposed after calculating the daily long-term flow and extracted the flow recession trends during days without precipitation. In addition, the SWAT model’s flow data enables the quantitative evaluations of the number of available water intake days without precipitation because of the high hit rate when comparing the available number of water intake days with the limited water supply period near the study watershed. Thus, this study can improve drought response and water resource management plans. 
Keywords:soil and water assessment tool; flow recession curve; available number of water intake days; local water source