North Concho River Watershed - Upper Colorado River Authority
Modeling of the North Concho River evaluated the feasibility of using brush management within a watershed to increase the water yield to downstream a municipal water supply reservoir. The SWAT model was calibrated to historical flow records and then brush removal was simulated to assess the effects. Using ground control points collected by NRCS field staff, the land use and cover was classified from Landsat satellite imagery. The brush cover was classified by species and density. As a result of this study, the Texas Legislature appropriated funds for cost sharing brush removal with landowners.