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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Conservation Effects Assessment Project (Ceap) 2013 - Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (On Croplands)

Location: Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research

Project Number: 5070-12130-005-09
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jun 01, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

Objective:
1. Develop mapping techniques for placing specific practices within watersheds based on terrain and soils data. 2. Develop methods of terrain analysis for improved mapping of soil wetness in glacial terrain. 3. Validate the CEAP National Assessment conducted with SWAT at multiple scales. 4. Assess and compare the trade-offs of no-till adoption, and support the development of nutrient management recommendations for water quality protection, at the watershed scale.

Approach:
The effects of conservation activities on water and soil quality will be assessed at the watershed scale using models such as ARS' Soil and Water Assessment Tool, in combination with ARS long-term watershed data sets, expertise, and resources.

Last Modified: 10/25/2014
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