Submitted to: National Sedimentaton Laboratory (NSL)- 50 Years of Soil & Water Research in a Changing Agricultural Environment
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 1, 2008
Publication Date: August 3, 2008
Citation: Cho, J., Bosch, D.D., Vellidis, G., Lowrance, R.R., Strickland, T.C. 2008. Evalution of Long-Term Impacts of Conservation Practice Within the Little River Watershed Using the SWAT Model. National Sedimentaton Laboratory (NSL)- 50 Years of Soil & Water Research in a Changing Agricultural Environment. Technical Abstract: The SWAT model was used to simulate the long-term impacts of conservation practices implemented within the South Georgia Little River Watershed on streamflow hydrology and water quality. Typical practices which have been implemented within the watershed include nutrient management, residue management and conservation covers, re-forestation, and various structural practices. Implementation of the most common practices over the past 30 years has been cataloged and documented in a recently established conservation practice database. Typical field management techniques were derived from information obtained from local Extension service personnel. Relationships between these conservation practices and water quality loading from the watershed were then characterized.