SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Water quality modeling of alternative agricultural scenarios in the U.S. Corn Belt 
Authors:Vaché, K.B., J.M. Eilers, and M.V. Santelman 
Journal:Journal of the American Water Resources Association 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic & pollutant 
Primary Application Category:pollutant cycling/loss and transport 
Secondary Application Category:none 
Watershed Description:51.3 km^2 Walnut Creek (central Iowa) & 88.2 km^2 Buck Creek (east central Iowa) 
Calibration Summary:Monthly (1991-97): W. Creek r2 = .67 B. Creek r2 = .64 
Validation Summary: 
General Comments:Simulated sediment and nitrate loads were compared between baseline land use, historical land use, and three future land use scenarios. Pollutant reductions of ~90% or more were estimated for the pre-development scenario. Large reductions were also predicted for scenarios 2 and 3. 
Keywords:watershed management; future scenarios; agricultural watersheds; modeling; water quality; SWAT