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JAWRA HIGHLIGHTS – AUGUST 2017

HIGHLIGHTS – JAWRA August 2017

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Featured Series – SWAT Applications for Emerging Hydrologic and Water Quality Challenges

This is a recurring series of papers focused on the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT).

Her et al. investigated the sensitivity SWAT modeling to variable channel dimensions and the influence on streamflow and sediment modeling.

Shabani et al. coupled SWAT with the CE-QUAL-W2 model to simulate water balance and sulfate concentrations in North Dakota lake.

Other Technical Papers

Groom et al. conducted a replicated study on 33 streams to test the effectiveness of riparian rules at meeting temperature criteria in western Oregon streams.

Lane et al. compared Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps to floodplain and integrated wetland area mapping methods based on (1) geospatial distance, (2) geomorphic setting, and (3) soil characteristics.

Milly and Dunne examined ways in which to appropriately include evapotranspiration in climate change hydrologic models.

Walker et al. quantified water use for hydraulic fracturing at multiple scales in the South Platte River basin.

Alam et al. used the SPARROW model to examine the relationship between possible precipitation and temperature changes on nitrogen yield for watersheds in the contiguous United States.

Peters et al. monitored changes to sediment deposition and streambed composition in the Elwha River, Washington prior to and during the simultaneous removal of two large dams.

Blackburn-Lynch et al. used hydrologic landscape regions and data from independent sites throughout the contiguous U.S. to develop a set of regional curves (bankfull discharge, cross- sectional area, width, and mean depth) at varying scales.

Scown et al. investigated if total phosphorus concentration models developed from nationally- available spatial data could be improved by including local watershed-specific data.

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