Indrajeet Chaubey

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Resolution of the input GIS data used to parameterize distributed-parameter hydrologic/water quality models may affect uncertainty in model outputs and impact the subsequent application of model results in watershed management. In this study we evaluated the impact of varying spatial resolutions of DEM, land use, and soil data (30 x 30 m, 100 x 100 m, 150 x(More)
The ability of a watershed model to mimic specified watershed processes is assessed through the calibration and validation process. The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) watershed model was implemented in the Beaver Reservoir Watershed of Northwest Arkansas. The objectives were to: (1) provide detailed information on calibrating and applying a multisite(More)
Total mercury (THg) and mono-methylmercury (MeHg) levels in water, sediment, and largemouth bass (LMB) (Micropterus salmoides) were investigated at 52 sites draining contrasting land use/land cover and habitat types within the Mobile Alabama River Basin (MARB). Aqueous THg was positively associated with iron-rich suspended particles and highest in(More)
Selection and placement of best management practices used to reduce water quality degradation in Lincoln Lake watershed" [1] An increased loss of agricultural nutrients is a growing concern for water quality in Arkansas. Several studies have shown that best management practices (BMPs) are effective in controlling water pollution. However, those affected(More)
The project goal was to loosely couple the SWAT model and the QUAL2E model and compare their combined ability to predict total phosphorus (TP) and NO3-N plus NO2-N yields to the ability of the SWAT model with its completely coupled water quality components to predict TP and NO3-N plus NO2-N yields from War Eagle Creek watershed in Northwest Arkansas. Model(More)
Targeting of agricultural conservation practices to the most effective locations in a watershed can promote wise use of conservation funds to protect surface waters from agricultural nonpoint source pollution. A spatial optimization procedure using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool was used to target six widely used conservation practices, namely(More)
Nonpoint source (NPS) pollutants such as phosphorus, nitrogen, sediment, and pesticides are the foremost sources of water contamination in many of the water bodies in the Midwestern agricultural watersheds. This problem is expected to increase in the future with the increasing demand to provide corn as grain or stover for biofuel production. Best management(More)
This paper describes the effect of DEM data resolution on predictions from the SWAT model. Measured hydrologic, meteorological, watershed characteristics and water quality data from Moores Creek watershed (near Lincoln, AR, USA) were used in the simulation. The effect of input data resolution was evaluated by running seven scenarios at increasing DEM grid(More)
The impacts of urbanization on hydrology and water quality can be minimized with the use of low impact development (LID) practices in urban areas. This study assessed the performance of rain barrel/cistern and porous pavement as retrofitting technologies in two urbanized watersheds of 70 and 40 km(2) near Indianapolis, Indiana. Six scenarios consisting of(More)
Annual flooding in low-gradient rivers is recognized as an important subsidy between the river and its broad adjoining floodplains. Unfortunately, relatively few lowgradient rivers are unregulated and retain their natural "flood pulse" behavior in most developed regions of the world. Furthermore, attempts to quantify flood inundation dynamics of any river(More)