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Main Title Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) v1: Theoretical Documentation.
Author N. Detenbeck ; M. ten Brink ; A. Morrison ; R. Abele ; J. LeClair
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Y. Mohamoud
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. Atlantic Ecology Div.; Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA. Ecosystems Research Div.
Year Published 2013
Report Number EPA/600/R-13/151; EPA/600/R-13/151
Stock Number PB2014-105043
Additional Subjects Watersheds ; Water pollution control ; Decision support tool ; Documentation ; Jurisdiction ; Management planning and control ; Optimization ; Water flow ; Water resources ; Water supply
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2014-105043 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/17/2014
Collation 50p
The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) is a screening model that is spatially lumped with options for a daily or monthly time step. It is specifically focused on modeling the effect of management decisions on the watershed. The model considers water flows and does not consider water quality. The optimization of management options is solved using linear programming. The tool is intended to be used as a screening tool as part of an integrated watershed management process such as that described in EPA's watershed planning handbook (EPA 2008). The objective of WMOST is to serve as a public-domain, efficient, and user-friendly tool for local water resources managers and planners to screen a wide-range of potential water resources management options across their watershed or jurisdiction for cost-effectiveness as well as environmental and economic sustainability (Zoltay et al., 2010). Examples of options that could be evaluated with the tool potentially include projects related to stormwater, water supply, wastewater and water-related resources such as low-impact development (LID) and land conservation. The tool is intended to aid in evaluating the environmental and economic costs, benefits, trade-offs and cobenefits of various management options.