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dc.contributor.authorPandey, Ashish-
dc.contributor.authorChowdary V.M.-
dc.contributor.authorMal B.C.-
dc.contributor.authorBillib M.-
dc.identifier.citationHydrological Processes, 23(21): 2997-3005-
dc.description.abstractThe pre-calibrated and validated physically based watershed model, water erosion prediction project (WEPP) was used as a modelling tool for the identification of critical watersheds and evaluation of best management practices for a small hilly watershed (Karso) of India. The land use/ cover of the study area was generated using IRS-1C LISS-III (linear imaging self scanner) satellite data. The watershed and sub-watershed boundaries, drainage, slope and soil map of the study area were generated using ARC/INFO geographic information system (GIS). The WEPP model was finally applied to the Karso watershed which lies within Damodar Barakar catchment of India to identify the critical sub-watersheds on the basis of their simulated average annual sediment yields. Priorities were fixed on the basis of ranks assigned to each critical sub-watershed based on the susceptibility to erosion. The sub-watershed having the highest sediment yield was assigned a priority number 1, the next highest value was assigned a priority number 2, and so on. Subsequently, the model was used for evaluating the effectiveness of best management practices (crop and tillage) for conservation of soil for all the sub-watersheds. On the basis of this study, it is realized that cash crops like soyabean should be encouraged in the upland portion of the sub-watersheds, and the existing tillage practice (country plough/ mould board plough) may be replaced by a field cultivation system for conservation of soil and water in the sub-watersheds. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.-
dc.relation.ispartofHydrological Processes-
dc.subjectBest management practices-
dc.subjectHydrological modelling-
dc.subjectWEPP model-
dc.titleApplication of the WEPP model for prioritization and evaluation of best management practices in an Indian watershed-
dc.affiliationPandey, A., Water Resources Development and Management Department, IIT, Roorkee-247 667, India-
dc.affiliationChowdary, V.M., RRSSC, campus IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302, India-
dc.affiliationMal, B.C., Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, IIT, Kharagpur 721 302, India-
dc.affiliationBillib, M., Institute of Water Resources Management Hydrology and Agricultural Hydraulic Engineering, University of Hannover, Hanover, Germany-
dc.description.correspondingauthorPandey, A.; Water Resources Development and Management Department, , Roorkee-247 667, India; email:
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