Articles | Volume 27, issue 1
Technical note
09 Jan 2023
Technical note |  | 09 Jan 2023

Technical note: Extending the SWAT model to transport chemicals through tile and groundwater flow

Hendrik Rathjens, Jens Kiesel, Michael Winchell, Jeffrey Arnold, and Robin Sur


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-150', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-150', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (06 Oct 2022) by Micha Werner
AR by Jens Kiesel on behalf of the Authors (10 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Nov 2022) by Micha Werner
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Dec 2022)
ED: Publish as is (19 Dec 2022) by Micha Werner
Short summary
The SWAT model can simulate the transport of water-soluble chemicals through the landscape but neglects the transport through groundwater or agricultural tile drains. These transport pathways are, however, important to assess the amount of chemicals in streams. We added this capability to the model, which significantly improved the simulation. The representation of all transport pathways in the model enables watershed managers to develop robust strategies for reducing chemicals in streams.