DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVE PRACTICES FOR IMPROVED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
Location: Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research
Title: ARS CEAP Watershed Assessment Study Overview
Submitted to: Annual International SWAT Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 5, 2009
Publication Date: August 5, 2009
Citation: Sadler, E.J., Shannon, M.C., Walbridge, M.R. 2009. ARS CEAP Watershed Assessment Study Overview [abstract]. In: Soil and Water Assessment Tool 5th International Conference, August 5-7, 2009, Boulder, Colorado. p. 87.
The Conservation Effects Assessment Project, CEAP, is comprised of two parts. The National Assessment, led by NRCS, is described earlier in this session. The Watershed Assessment Study, led by ARS, provides research results and empirical support to the modeling studies at watershed scales and enables cross-location research on problems at larger scales. For Croplands, the WAS encompasses research in 14 watersheds at Kimberly ID, Temple TX, El Reno OK, Columbia MO, Ames IA, West Lafayette IN, Columbus OH, University Park PA, Beltsville MD, Tifton GA, and Oxford MS. Modeling studies within WAS are being done at those sites plus Ft Collins CO and Corvallis OR. From these watersheds, spatio-temporal research data are being formatted for and stored in STEWARDS (Sustaining the Earth’s Watersheds – Agricultural Research Database System), which has extensive metadata describing both the methods and locations of the data collection sites. ARS is committed to providing public access to these data and encourages cooperative model studies and other hydrologic analyses based on the valuable research asset.