Modeling hydrology and in-stream transport on drained forested lands in coastal Carolinas, U.S.A.

  • Authors: Amatya, Devendra
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: XXV International School of Hydraulics, Hydraulic and Environmental Problems in Open Channel Flows in View of Water Framework Directive

Abstract

This study summarizes the successional development and testing of forest hydrologic models based on DRAINMOD that predicts the hydrology of low-gradient poorly drained watersheds as affected by land management and climatic variation. The field scale (DRAINLOB) and watershed-scale in-stream routing (DRAINWAT) models were successfully tested with water table and outflow data from a 25 ha, 340 ha, 2950 ha forested watersheds and an 8 140 ha mixed land use watershed in North Carolina (NC), USA. Results of linking DRAINWAT with a simple in-stream nitrogen transport model with a first order decay rate indicated its potential use as a tool for estimating N losses from the poorly drained coastal watersheds.

  • Citation: Amatya, Devendra 2005. Modeling hydrology and in-stream transport on drained forested lands in coastal Carolinas, U.S.A. In: XXV International School of Hydraulics, Hydraulic and Environmental Problems in Open Channel Flows in View of Water Framework Directive
  • Posted Date: December 19, 2006
  • Modified Date: December 19, 2006
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