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THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGRICULTURAL CRITICAL SOURCE AREAS (CSAS) AND BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPS) IN EASTERN MARYLAND

dc.contributor.advisorBrubaker, Kayeen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMontas, Huberten_US
dc.contributor.authorRenkenberger, Jaisonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-09T06:38:04Z
dc.date.available2016-02-09T06:38:04Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2572C
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/17399
dc.description.abstractChesapeake Bay jurisdictions are required to develop Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) to reduce Non-Point Source (NPS) pollution by sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus, and meet EPA Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for water quality. This study quantifies the potential impacts of climate change on Critical Source Areas (CSAs) and Best Management Practice (BMP) efficiencies, two keys to WIP success, in an agricultural watershed in Maryland. The SWAT model was calibrated for the watershed and subjected to climate scenarios SRES B1, A1B and A2, over mid- and end-century time horizons. Simulation results predict that changed precipitation patterns will produce at least a doubling of CSA areas within the watershed and that, with BMPs designed for current climate, TMDLs will be exceeded by a factor of up to 2.4. For WIPs to be robust against climate change, BMPs must be designed for future climate and community-based, participatory implementation strategies are needed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTHE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGRICULTURAL CRITICAL SOURCE AREAS (CSAS) AND BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPS) IN EASTERN MARYLANDen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEnvironmental engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledWater resources managementen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledClimate changeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledClimate Changeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCritical Source Areasen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNPS pollutionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSWAT Modelen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWater Qualityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWatershed Modelingen_US


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