Development of a Regionalized Mathematical Model for Predicting Changes in Streamflow Quantity and Quality as a Function of Land Use, Soil Type and Rainfall Characteristics
Final rept. 1 Jun 1976-1 Jun 1977
TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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This study was designed to regionalize a mathematical model stormwater runoff which can be used for predicting changes in streamflow quantity and quality as a function of land use, soil type, and rainfall characteristics. A water quality index was developed which responds as a function of land use and hydrologic characteristics. The index includes physical, chemical, and biological parameters. The model was regionalized for immediate use in the Tennessee Valley on some watersheds up to approximately 10 square miles using hydrologic data from urban, agricultural, forested, and strip mined watersheds. However, in future studies the model can be regionalized to other parts of the United States by analysis of hydrologic air and water quality data in those regions utilizing the same scientific approach in this study in the Tennessee Valley. Results achieved from other regions can then be pooled with results achieved from the Tennessee Valley which would provide a more widely applicable model.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering