SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Integration of linear programming and a watershed-scale hydrologic model for proposing an optimized land-use plan and assessing its impact on soil conservation—A case study of the Nagwan watershed in the Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, India 
Authors:Kaur, R., R. Srivastava, R. Betne, K. Mishra, and D. Dutta 
Journal:International Journal of Geographical Information Science 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic & pollutant 
Primary Application Category:pollutant cycling/loss and transport 
Secondary Application Category:model comparison 
Watershed Description:9576 ha Nagwan (Hazaribagh district in northeast India) 
Calibration Summary:Daily (1984 & 1992: highest & lowest water & sediment years): runoff r2/E = .76/.71 sediment r2/E =.54/.-67 
Validation Summary:Daily (1981-83; 1985-89; 1991): runoff r2/E = .83/.54 sediment r2/E =.65/.70 
General Comments:The watershed is located in the "second most seriously eroded region in the world." SWAT was able to realisticall replicate measured runoff and sediment losses, and thus was found to be a ver viable tool for determining priority subwatersheds in the watershed. An alternative "subjective evaluation approach" was also used to assess sediment losses in the watershed but was found to be unreliable.