Improving hydrological models with the assimilation of data collected by citizens

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Resource type: SWAT Model Instance Resource
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Created: Jan 09, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Last updated: Jan 14, 2020 at 11:29 p.m.
DOI: 10.4211/hs.8b5d02c85c714c639d00667d44fb8625
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SWAT model for the Boyne River, located in northern Michigan, USA. The model uses citizen science data from CrowdHydrology <>. The model was calibrated using the following stations: MI1023. MI1024, MI1025, MI1026, for streamflow, and MI2023. MI2024, MI2025, MI2026, for stream temperature. The SWAT model was built using ArcSWAT Version 2012.10_4.19. The compressed file <> is a collection of text files that represent the SWAT model (swatboyne\Scenarios\Default\TxtInOut).

We acknowledge the Friends of the Boyne River <> and Michigan Trout Unlimited <> for their role in community engagement, support during field visits, and maintenance of the CrowdHydrology network. The authors gratefully acknowledge the active participation of citizens near the Boyne River.

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name:
Boyne River, Michigan


Start Date:
End Date:


Resource Specific

Model Output
Includes output files? Yes

Executed By
Name Unspecified

Model Objective
SWAT model objectives Hydrology

Simulation Type
SWAT simulation type Normal Simulation

Model Method
Runoff calculation method Curve number method
Flow routing method Kinematic wave model
PET estimation method Penman-Monteith equation

Model Input
Warm-up period in years 2
Rainfall time step type Daily
Rainfall time step value Daily
Routing time step type Daily
Simulation time step type Daily
Simulation time step value Daily
Watershed area in square kilometers 184
Number of subbasins 104
Number of HRUs 626
DEM resolution in meters 30x30
DEM source name USGS NED 1/3 arc-second n46w085 1 x 1 degree IMG 2019; USGS NED 1/3 arc-second n46w086 1 x 1 degree IMG 2018
DEM source URL
LandUse data source name National Land Cover Database 2011 (NLCD2011
LandUse data source URL
Soil data source name Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Charlevoix County
Soil data source URL


Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
National Science Foundation Improving high performance super computer aquatic ecosystem models with the integration of real-time citizen science data


People or Organizations that contributed technically, materially, financially, or provided general support for the creation of the resource's content but are not considered authors.

Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Friends of the Boyne River
Michigan Trout Unlimited

How to Cite

Avellaneda, P., D. Ficklin, C. Lowry, J. Knouft, D. Hall (2020). Improving hydrological models with the assimilation of data collected by citizens, HydroShare,

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