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Distributed Hydrologic Modeling Using GIS

  • Baxter E. Vieux

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

During ten years serving with the USDA Soil Conservation Service (SCS), now known as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), I became amazed at how millions of dollars in contract monies were spent based on simplistic hydrologic models. As project engineer in western Kansas, I was responsible for building flood control dams (authorized under Public Law 566) in the Wet Walnut River watershed. This watershed is within the Arkansas-Red River basin, as is the Illinois River basin referred to extensively in this book. After building nearly 18 of these structures, I became Assistant State Engineer in Michigan and, for a short time, State Engineer for NRCS. Again, we based our entire design and construction program on simplified relationships variously referred to as the SCS method. I recall announcing that I was going to pursue a doctoral degree and develop a new hydrologic model. One of my agency's chief engineers remarked, "Oh no, not another model!" Since then, I hope that I have not built just another model but have significantly advanced the state of hydrologic modeling for both researchers and practitioners. Using distributed hydrologic techniques described in this book, I also hope one day to forecast the response of the dams I built.

Keywords

Infiltration agriculture simulation soil water

Authors and affiliations

  • Baxter E. Vieux
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Civil Engineering and Environmental ScienceUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9710-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-9712-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9710-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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