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Main Title Preliminary Application of HSPF (Hydrologic Simulation Program--FORTRAN) to the Iowa River Basin to Model Water Quality and the Effects of Agricultural Best Management Practices.
Author Imhoff, John C. ; Bicknell, Brian R. ; Donigian, Jr, Anthony S. ;
CORP Author Anderson-Nichols and Co., Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-68-03-2895; EPA-600/3-83-068;
Stock Number PB83-250399
Additional Subjects Runoff ; Agriculture ; Water pollution ; Iowa River Basin ; Farms ; Mathematical models ; Watersheds ; Soil properties ; Pesticides ; Toxicity ; Fertilizers ; Concentration(Composition) ; Environmental impacts ; Mortality ; Aquatic biology ; Iowa ; Best management practices ; Agricultural watersheds
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NTIS  PB83-250399 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 108p
Mathematical models of agricultural runoff processes are being used to analyze and predict the quantity and quality of runoff from agricultural lands. The goal is to use these models to develop a Best Management Practice (BMP) Plan that will maintain agricultural productivity while minimizing adverse water quality impacts. This report describes a basin-scale model application that combines the detailed simulation of agricultural runoff and soil processes, which calculates surface and subsurface pollutant transport to receiving waters, with subsequent simulation of instream transport and transformations. The result is a comprehensive simulation of river basin water quality. Comparison of water quality resulting from conventional agronomic practices and BMPs provides the basis for determining the net effects and associated benefits of BMP implementation.