Modeling of Rattlesnake Creek Watershed Using Swat Model

by S. R. Ramireddygari, (S.M.ASCE),
J. K. Koelliker, (M.ASCE),
R. S. Govindaraju, (A.M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


Watershed scale models are widely used in design and operation of river basin projects and for guiding public decisions. This paper presents modeling details of Rattlesnake Creek watershed in south-central Kansas. The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model was utilized for this purpose. This model was developed by USDA, ARS, Grassland Soil & Water Research Laboratory, Texas. Parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis were carried out using historical data such as precipitation, temperature, land use, land cover, conservation practices, stream flow and weather information. These results will be used to calibrate the model and to predict the effect of managing water rights and land use changes on the surface yield.

Subject Headings: Scale models | Watersheds | Land use | Sensitivity analysis | Rivers and streams | Hydrologic models | Water rights | Kansas | United States

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