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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Tahoe Science Projects supported by SNPLMA
Nutrient and sediment loading predictions for prescribed fire using optimized WEPP model
Drea Traeumer of Em Consulting performs a dye test while Micheal Ukraine, Rachel Arst, and Tim Delaney of Integrated Environmental Restoration Services collect data at a prescribed burn site on Dollar Hill in Tahoe City. Photo by Seth Lightcap, Sierra Sun. [Used with permission.]
A final report was not submitted for this project.
Please contact Dr. Drea Traeumer with questions regarding this project.
The objective of this project was to provide temporal and spatial predictions of nutrient and sediment loadings at the hillslope scale for prescribed fire using an optimized Watershed Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model. Optimization was performed through calibration and validation efforts using locally-measured data for WEPP’s most sensitive erodibility parameters (hydraulic conductivity, interrill erodibility, and bulk density); runoff quantity and quality; and sediment yield and composition. Validation was evaluated through quantitative measures of goodness of fit.
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