VISIOSED- a rainfall-soil loss model for application to highway construction sites

N. Jilani, K. H. Wang, T. G. Cleveland

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Abstract

A model VISIOSED was developed to predict the total sediment yield from a watershed as a result of highway construction. The model is based on Universal Soil Loss Equation for calculation of sediment loads entering into water streams. Highway construction site at NASA road 1 was used for calibration of the model. The EPA Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) was used to calculate the total runoff from the site that is transported to the streams through a storm sewer system. Sediment yield was also simulated using the SWMM and compared with the sediments predicted by VISIOSED model. 10 rainfall events were selected for model simulations. Sediment yields using our model and SWMM are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages252-257
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 24th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: Apr 6 1997Apr 9 1997

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1997 24th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference
CityHouston, TX, USA
Period04/6/9704/9/97

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