SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Study on the impact of land-use change on runoff variation trend in Luojiang River Basin, China 
Authors:He, J., Y.-R. Wan, H.-T. Chen and W.-C. Wang 
Volume (Issue):13(22) 
Article ID:3283 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:land use change 
Secondary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Watershed Description:2,055.1 km^2 Luojiang River, a tributary of the Jianjiang River located in Guangdong Province in southern China. 
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Abstract:To reveal the influence process of land use changes on runoff variation trends, this paper takes the Luojiang River of China as the study area, and the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model was constructed to quantitatively analyze the impact of different land uses on runoff formation in the watershed, and used the Cellular Automata-Markov (CA-Markov) model to predict future land use scenarios and runoff change trends. The results show that: (1) the SWAT model can simulate the runoff in the Luojiang River basin; (2) the runoff in the Luojiang River basin has a decreasing trend in recent 10 years, caused by the decrease of rainfall and runoff due to changes in land use; (3) the forecast shows that the land-use changes in the basin will lead to an increase in runoff coefficient in 2025. The increase of the runoff coefficient will bring some adverse effects, and relevant measures should be taken to increase the water storage capacity of urban areas. This study can help plan future management strategies for the study area land coverage and put forward a preventive plan for the possible adverse situation of runoff variation. 
Keywords:Mann-Kendall; SWAT model; CA-Markov model; land use; runoff simulation