(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Modeling the impact of land use changes on runoff and sediment yield in the Le Sueur watershed, Minnesota using GeoWEPP

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MAALIM F.K. (1) ; MELESSE A.M. (1) ; BELMONT P. (2) ; GRAN K.B. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Earth and Environment, Florida international Univ., ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dep. of Watershed Sciences, Utah Sate Univ., Logan, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dep. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth, ETATS-UNIS


To develop a sediment budget for the Le Sueur River, this study implemented a process-based watershed hydrology and upland erosion model, Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP), to simulate hydrology and sediment dynamics in several land-use/land-cover scenarios. The Geo-spatial interface for WEPP (GeoWEPP) was used to characterize upland overland flow elements based on their land use/land cover, soil, and slope profiles. These characteristics were used as inputs for the WEPP model to estimate runoff fluxes, soil loss rates, and sediment delivery ratio (SDR) for 3 environmental scenarios : 1) current land-use/land-cover with agricultural lands under fall mulch till management; 2) current land-use/land-cover with agricultural lands under no till management; 3) pre-settlement land-use/land-cover. Over a simulated 30-year period (1979–2008), the runoff depth, soil loss rate and SDR were estimated for each scenario and discussed


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 107 [pp. 35-45]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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