KWRRI Research Reports


Soundly planned water resources development requires a knowledge of streamflow magnitudes and time patterns. Where recorded information is unavailable, water resources project design can be greatly improved by streamflow simulation.

This study is devoted to describing the application of a self-calibrating version of the Stanford Watershed Model to 17 rural Kentucky watersheds and two urbanizing watersheds. The required data for this version (OPSET) is tabulated and the data collection process is described. The watershed parameter values estimated by OPSET and independent numerical estimates of physical watershed characteristics are tabulated and correlated. The results should help in estimating parameter values for other watersheds with similar characteristics. Physical descriptions of the study watersheds are provided.

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Project number: C-1282

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Supported in part by the Office of Water Resources Research, Department of the Interior under P.L. 88-379

Title II Research Grant #14-01-0001-1964