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SWIFT - Small Watershed Nutrient Forecasting Tool

SWIFT (Small Watershed Nutrient Forecasting Tool), a component of the USDA/ARS Soil and Water Hub, is a web-based tool that allows the rapid estimation of sediment and nutrient loads from small watersheds for a given ecoregion in the US.

SWIFT can be used to estimate loads given relatively common information such as watershed size, landuse, and location. Estimated loads are provided as a distribution to illustrate the relative uncertainty inherent in the methods used. The web interface supports charting of precipitation, runoff, water yield, sediment, phosphorus, and nitrogen forecasts by ecoregion, watershed, and landuse (rangeland, cropland, urban, forest, pasture/hay) across the contiguous United States as annual averages.

SWIFT is based on the concept of export coefficients and delivery ratios. SWIFT uses export coefficients for major landuse categories in the US derived from SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) predictions. Delivery components are based on data derived from the CEAP (Conservation Effects and Assessment Project).

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FieldValue
Authors
USDA ARS Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory
Product Type
Software Tool
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Contiguous United States
Publisher
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Contact Name
White, Mike
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Related Content
License
Funding Source(s)
Agricultural Research Service
Program Code
005:037 - Department of Agriculture - Research and Education
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service
Modified Date
2019-01-25
Release Date
2018-04-18
Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Soil
  • Nutrients
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Water
  • Hydrology
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Weather and Climate
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Management
  • Plants & Crops
  • Crop production
  • Nutrient Management
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Water
  • Water quality
  • Plants & Crops
  • Crop production
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Soil
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Water
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Plants & Crops
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