Science Inventory

Applications of BASINS/HSPF to Data-Scarce Watersheds

Citation:

Mohamoud, Y., E. Crossette, M. Panunto, AND C. Kuan. Applications of BASINS/HSPF to Data-Scarce Watersheds. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-15/007, 2015.

Impact/Purpose:

EPA Report

Description:

Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS 4.1) is a program developed by the US EPA for local, regional, and state agencies responsible for water resources management, particularly, the development of total maximum loads (TMDLs) as required under the Clean Water Act (CWA). BASINS facilitates water quantity and quality modeling applications to support EPA's policy and regulatory decisions, e.g. water quality criteria development and total maximum daily load calculations. BASINS 4.1 has pre-packaged cartographic, environmental background, and climate data within its databases. BASINS users in the United States often use pre-packaged data, however, where pre-packaged data is not available, BASINS users must obtain data from other sources and upload the data in BASINS. This tutorial summarizes data requirements by BASINS users who want to use data other than the pre-packaged data or who want to apply BASINS/HSPF to watersheds outside the United States. This report presents steps to import data to BASINS, delineate watersheds, and launch BASINS to build an HSPF model project.

URLs/Downloads:

Application of BASINS/HSPF to Data-scarce Watersheds   (PDF,NA pp, 7440 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 03/12/2015
Record Last Revised: 03/15/2016
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 307219

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION