Applicability of Runoff Simulation in the Zhanghe Upstream Based on SWAT Model

  • Wu Haixia
  • Li QingxueEmail author
  • Sun Yuzhuang
Part of the Environmental Earth Sciences book series (EESCI)


Sequential Uncertainty Fitting-2 (SUFI-2) with ArcSWAT2009 was used to test the performance of SWAT model for predicting runoff in the Zhanghe upstream. Parameter calibration and distributed hydrologic model building for the Zhanghe upstream were performed by coupling manual and auto-calibration methods. Monthly simulation values of R2 and NSE were 0.83 and 0.79 during the calibration period, and 0.83 and 0.76 during the validation period, respectively. The results showed that SWAT model could be successfully used to model long-term continuous runoff in the study area. The calibrated model can be used for further analysis of the effects of the climate and land use change, water quality analysis and sediment yield analysis.


Runoff simulation SUFI-2 algorithm SWAT-CUP SWAT model 



This study was supported by Ministry of Water Resources’ special funds for scientific research on public causes of China (No. 201401030), Key Educational Commission of Hebei Province, China (No. ZH2012044), Youth Foundation Project of Hebei Provincial Department of Education China (No. 2017039).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hebei University of EngineeringHandanChina
  2. 2.Hebei Collaborative Innovation Center of Coal Exploitation, Key Laboratory of Resource Exploration Research of HebeiHebei University of EngineeringHandanChina

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