LESAM team members set up the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) simulation runs to illustrate the challenges, opportunities, and limitations of basin-scale soil and water decision-support tools.
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On 8/28/2011 Eastern New York was heavily impacted by Hurricane Irene. Many areas were flooded, buildings destroyed, and travel became impossible.
About a week later, LESAM received permission to tour the area. Our interest was in mapping the extent of the damage and collecting ground truth data. Flood inundation area were modeled using HEC-RAS, and matched with aerial imagery as well as FEMA flood scenarios.
The Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model is a continuous simulation, process-based model that allows simulation of small watersheds and hillslope profiles within those watersheds for assessing various soil and water conservation management options for agricultural, rangeland, and forest sites. Beside the continuous improvement of the Windows WEPP interface for hillslope and small watersheds, …