Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) 2014 - ARS Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research
Project Number: 5070-12130-005-11
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Apr 01, 2014
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
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.
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.