Model-based Basin Prioritization Effort for the City of Titusville

Applied Ecology, Inc. developed a custom model which included an adaptation of the Spatial Watershed Iterative Loading Model (SWIL 3.0). The model was used to look at site specific conditions of basins, land use, soils, and rainfall to determine future retrofit project placement for the City of Titusville. Estimated reductions in volumes, TN, and TP loads were provided for each potential BMP along with total estimated cost, allowing a comparison of cost per pound of nutrients removed to prioritize projects.
The spatial distribution of the mean annual TN load per BMP within the study area for the POR (1995-2010).
The reduction efficiency of the mean annual TN load per BMP based on the POR (1995-2010).
Client:
  • City of Titusville (subcontractor to ECT)
  • Chris Fagerstrom (P.E., ECT), Sandra Reller (Public Works Deputy Director, City of Titusville)
Project Duration:
  • 2015 – 2017
Team Members:
  • Dr. Claudia Listopad
  • William Paton
  • Kayleigh Douglass
  • Danielle Huffner
Services Provided:
  • GIS data development
  • Hydrological analyses
  • Hydrological modeling
  • Statistics
  • Reporting