SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Modelling streamflow from two small South African experimental catchments using the SWAT model 
Authors:Govender, M. and C.S. Everson 
Journal:Hydrological Processes 
Volume (Issue):19(3) 
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URL (non-DOI journals): 
Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:calibration, sensitivity, and/or uncertainty analysis 
Secondary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Watershed Description:0.677 km^2 Cathedral Park Research C VI (grass) and 1.949 km^2 Cathedral Park Research C II (pine), located in east central South Africa. 
Calibration Summary:Daily (1991; PEST; C VI) r2 = 0.86 
Validation Summary:Daily (1990-95; C VI) PEST r2 = 0.65; manual r2 = 0.68 
General Comments:SWAT calibration was performed for C VI (grassland) and then used on forested C II, to assess the model's ability to simulate aforestation effects. Automatic calibration using the PEST routine was compared with a manual calibration approach; the manual option resulted in slightly better results. 1950-65 C II streamflow was overpredicted, due to the model not being able to capture an increase in ET due to a maturing pine plantation. Modifications to SWAT are suggested to overcome this problem. 
Keywords:SWAT model; streamflow; evaporation; land use change; forest growth; verification; PEST