Articles | Volume 24, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2873–2894, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-2873-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2873–2894, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-2873-2020

Research article 02 Jun 2020

Research article | 02 Jun 2020

Linking economic and social factors to peak flows in an agricultural watershed using socio-hydrologic modeling

David Dziubanski et al.

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We describe a socio-hydrologic model that couples an agent-based model (ABM) of human decision-making with a hydrologic model. We establish this model for a typical agricultural watershed in Iowa, USA, and simulate the evolution of large discharge events over a 47-year period under changing land use. Using this modeling approach, relationships between seemingly unrelated variables such as crop markets or crop yields and local peak flow trends are quantified.