SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Semi-distributed hydrological model with scarce information: An application to a large South-American binational basin 
Authors:Onate-Valdivieso, F. and J. Bosque Sendra 
Year:2014 
Journal:Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 
Volume:19(5) 
Pages:1006–1014 
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DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000853 
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Model:SWAT 
Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:land use change 
Secondary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Watershed Description:11,910.74 km^2 Catamayo-Chira in southwest Peru and northwest Ecuador 
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Abstract:In this paper the process to implement the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) in Catamayo-Chira binational basin (11 910.74 Km2) placed in the border area between Ecuador and Peru (South America) is detailed. The basin under study has a low density of meteorological and hydrological stations, as well as a notable variation in its biophysical characteristics, which further highlights the lack of information. The SWAT model requires a great amount of parameters for its implementation. So, we intended to study its performance although having scarce information. In the present study, the SWAT model made a relatively satisfactory reproduction of the historical record of flows (EF=0.73) with certain limitations in calculation of sediment production. Two land use scenarios were analyzed, observing that an increase of natural forest and shrubs areas could significantly reduce sediment production. 
Language:English 
Keywords:SWAT Model, Scarce information, hydrologic modeling