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Evaluation of SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) and HIT (High Impact Targeting) Models in the Kalamazoo River Watershed, Michigan

Non-point source nutrient loading to streams and lakes poses a   significant threat to water quality. In an area that is   predominantly agricultural, such as the Kalamazoo River watershed in   southwest Michigan, pesticide and manure run-off from farmlands   exacerbates the problem. Technologies exist to quantify the threat   and identify where the areas with the highest rates of nutrient   contribution. However, a lack of detailed and reliable stream   monitoring data has made it difficult to calibrate and compare the   different technologies and subsequently discern their respective   reliabilities within a Michigan environment. This project proposes   running the SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) and HIT (High   Impact Targeting) models on the Kalamazoo River Watershed, where   thorough monitoring efforts have been underway for several years.   These efforts would make significant strides in improving the   reliability of non-point source models for Michigan environments.    (Kalamazoo River); (Michigan); (non-point source tracking); (non-  point source); (non-point source pollution); (SWAT);   (Soil and Water Assessment Tool); (HIT); (High Impact Targeting);   (water quality)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Landscape
Impact of Pollutants
Nutrients, Including Phosphorus
Toxic Metals
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Superior
State Province
Michigan
Resource Being Monitored
Agricultural Land Use
Bottom Sediment
Emission / Release / Discharge / Waste Management
Habitat
Human Health
Suspended Sediments
Annex Numbers
Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
Pollution from Non-Point Sources
Surveillance and Monitoring
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
    Pollution from Non-Point Sources
    Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Annex 17

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