Event Title

Testing and Comparing Two Models for Watershed Planning

Faculty Sponsor(s)

June Hammond Rowan

Location

Hartman Union Building Court Room

Presentation Type

Event

Start Date

4-28-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

4-28-2017 4:00 PM

Abstract

The scientific literature indicates that the current state-recommended models for the watershed planning process may not adequately estimate phosphorus loading and thus may not accurately link water quality to land use especially in high-quality, lake-based watersheds such as Squam. To understand the relationship between land use and water quality in the tributaries and lakes of the Squam Watershed, an appropriate model must be employed and tested. With an adequate model established within several different subbasins of the Squam watershed, there will be better understanding of the P levels resulting in other subwatersheds. Once the modeling and relationship between P and land use/land cover is established, restoration projects can be developed and implemented that will more accurately maintain and improve water quality in the Squam Lakes. The approach developed for the Squam Watershed will also help improve methods for watershed plans in other high quality, lake based watersheds.

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Apr 28th, 3:00 PM Apr 28th, 4:00 PM

Testing and Comparing Two Models for Watershed Planning

Hartman Union Building Court Room

The scientific literature indicates that the current state-recommended models for the watershed planning process may not adequately estimate phosphorus loading and thus may not accurately link water quality to land use especially in high-quality, lake-based watersheds such as Squam. To understand the relationship between land use and water quality in the tributaries and lakes of the Squam Watershed, an appropriate model must be employed and tested. With an adequate model established within several different subbasins of the Squam watershed, there will be better understanding of the P levels resulting in other subwatersheds. Once the modeling and relationship between P and land use/land cover is established, restoration projects can be developed and implemented that will more accurately maintain and improve water quality in the Squam Lakes. The approach developed for the Squam Watershed will also help improve methods for watershed plans in other high quality, lake based watersheds.