Representative Watersheds of the World

28 July 2015

A continuous, long-term effort has begun to document and make available example SWAT projects for representative watersheds around the world. These SWAT projects are being contributed by their developers to assist other users by making available input and output data for representative large and small watersheds in every corner of the world. The work was begun by Hendrik Rathjens ( and Katrin Bieger ( Scientists contributing their SWAT projects will benefit from the large number of citations expected to be generated by use of the models in peer-reviewed papers. Representative watersheds that will soon be available on the SWAT website include: Little River in Tifton, Georgia; Middle Bosque River in Central Texas; and Wildcat Creek in Indiana. Other watersheds with good measured data for model validation will be added in the near future. If you would like to contribute a SWAT project to this data base, contact Dr. Jeff Arnold (