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CHARACTERIZING FLOW AND NUTRIENT LOADS FOR TMDL DEVELOPMENT IN FLORIDA USING WAM
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 027-034 in Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Environmental Regulations–II Proceedings of the 8-12 November 2003 Conference (Albuquerque, New Mexico USA), Publication Date 8 November 2003. .(doi:10.13031/2013.15534)
Authors: A. B. Bottcher, B. M. Jacobson, and J. G. Hiscock
Keywords: WAM, Water Quality, Watershed, Modeling, GIS, Nutrients, BOD, TMDL.
The Watershed Assessment Model (WAM) has been used to simulate flow and water quality
constituents for several Florida watersheds in support of Florida’s TMDL program and other
watershed restoration projects. WAM was set up and calibrated/validated for simulating both
existing conditions and future watershed restoration strategies. WAM was used to simulate daily
flows and constituents of interest, such as, nitrogen, phosphorus, total suspended solids, and
BOD, for every watershed and each stream reach within the watersheds, as well as providing
detailed spatial GIS maps of source loads throughout the watersheds. Florida watersheds for
which WAM has been used include: Lower St. Johns River, Myakka River, North Lake
Okeechobee, Suwannee River, Aucillia River, and Caloosahatchee River