Summary Report: Evaluation Criteria for Watershed Models

ASCE Task Committee on Evaluation Criteria for Watershed Models

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Watershed Planning and Analysis in Action


After an extensive literature review, the Task Committee recommends that, in addition to graphical plots, modelers use three simple goodness-of-fit criteria for evaluating continuous hydrograph model performance and four criteria for single event models. Study scope and recommendations are discussed in the paper.

Subject Headings: Hydrologic models | Watersheds | Graphic methods | Hydrographs | Verification

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