Submitted to: ASABE Annual International Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/22/2006
Publication Date: 7/22/2006
Citation: Bosch, D.D., Feyereisen, G.W., Strickland, T.C. 2006. Simulated hydrologic impact of forest development resulting from conservation practice implementation [abstract]. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Conservation programs developed and implemented by the U.S. Department of Agricultural have the potential to lead to large changes in agricultural watersheds across the U.S. One common conservation practice across the Southeast is the planting of pine trees. Different evapotranspiration and infiltration characteristics of these areas may cause dramatic hydrologic differences to be observed on watersheds where the re-forestation occurs. This impact was examined using the SWAT model and data collected within the Little River Experimental Watershed in South Central Georgia. The results of forestation of different fractions of the watershed were examined in terms of simulated surface and subsurface responses. Projections of the overall impact of large land use changes within the watershed were examined.