SAL: A new Method for Modeling Stream Flow in Small Watersheds
College of Natural Resources & Sciences
Streams Across Lands (SAL) is a new stream flow modeling method for small watersheds. SAL is based on standard hydrological equations for water flow on the surface, through soil, and in stream channels. The model can be used with standard spatial datasets including Soil Survey Geographic Database (SSURGO, NRCS) and National Land Cover Data (NLCD). SAL was tested primarily within the Elder Creek watershed and showed a high level of correlation with the observed discharge at the USGS station. SAL includes an easy-to-use graphic interface within the BlueSpray GIS application and provides a variety of graphic outputs for use in watershed analysis and community outreach.