Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Summer 2015

Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Degree In

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

A. Allen Bradley

Abstract

Throughout the years, land use and land cover (LULC) changes have directly impacted the water cycle in Iowa. To better understand the hydrological response to LULC change, the Hydrological Simulation Program - FORTRAN (HSPF) model will be used to qualitatively evaluate the effects of different LULC’s and quantify the associated adjustments to model parameters. Anecdotal and observational evidence of the hydrologic response will be employed to define how model parameters should be adjusted to represent certain LULC changes. The hydrologic assessment will be of the Turkey River Watershed located in northeast Iowa, which covers approximately 1,693 square miles.

Public Abstract

Throughout the years, land use and land cover (LULC) changes have directly impacted the water cycle in Iowa. To better understand the hydrological response to LULC change, the Hydrological Simulation Program - FORTRAN (HSPF) model will be used to qualitatively evaluate the effects of different LULCs and quantify the associated adjustments to model parameters. Anecdotal and observational evidence of the hydrologic response will be employed to define how model parameters should be adjusted to represent certain LULC changes. The hydrologic assessment will be of the Turkey River Watershed located in northeast Iowa, which covers approximately 1,693 square miles.

Keywords

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Pages

xvi, 185

Bibliography

183-185

Comments

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Copyright

Copyright 2015 Nicholas Persak Leach

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