Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Research article
18 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 18 Jul 2018

Developing a decision support tool for assessing land use change and BMPs in ungauged watersheds based on decision rules provided by SWAT simulation

Junyu Qi, Sheng Li, Charles P.-A. Bourque, Zisheng Xing, and Fan-Rui Meng


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (17 Nov 2017) by Tingju Zhu
AR by JunYu Qi on behalf of the Authors (18 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Dec 2017) by Tingju Zhu
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Jul 2018) by Alberto Guadagnini
AR by JunYu Qi on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The paper proposed an approach to develop a decision support tool to evaluate impacts of land use change and best management practices (BMPs) on water quantity and quality for large ungauged watersheds. It was developed based on statistical equations derived from Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) simulations in a small experimental watershed. The decision support tool reproduced annual stream discharge and sediment and nutrient loadings for another watershed fairly well.