SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Effect of the accuracy of spatial rainfall information on the modeling of water, sediment, and NO3-N loads at the watershed level 
Authors:Chaplot, V., A. Saleh, and D.B. Jaynes 
Journal:Journal of Hydrology 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic & pollutant 
Primary Application Category:climate data effects 
Secondary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Watershed Description:51.3 km^2 Walnut Creek (central IA); 918.6 km^2 Bosque Upper River (north central TX); 
Calibration Summary: 
Validation Summary:Mean, MD, MAD, RMSD, P statistics reported 
General Comments:The impact of using from 1 to 15 raingauges in both watersheds was evaluated for SWAT-predicted runoff, & nitrogen and sediment losses. The results indicate that a high density of rain gauges are needed in order to obtain accurate results (when comparing simulated output to measured data). The use of national weather service stations was found to be inadequate for both watersheds, most likely due to the sparseness of the stations. Extrapolation of the results to other watersheds/models is discussed. 
Keywords:Hydrologic modeling; SWAT; Spatial input data; Rainfall