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Application of ANN-based Streamflow Forecasting Model for Agricultural Water Management in the Awash River Basin, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.author Edossa, Desalegn Chemeda
dc.contributor.author Babel, Mukand Singh
dc.contributor.other Springer Verlag (Germany): Water Resources Management
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-03T08:19:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-03T08:19:38Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 0920-4741
dc.identifier.issn 1573-1650
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/717
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the application of a long-term streamflow forecasting model developed using artificial neural networks at a stream gauging station in the Awash River Basin, Ethiopia. The gauging station is located above the headworks of a large irrigation scheme called the Middle Awash Agricultural Development Enterprise (MAADE). Based on the forecasted streamflow time series and water requirements for irrigation and environmental purposes, appropriate agricultural water management strategies have been proposed for the irrigation scheme (MAADE). The water management strategies which were evaluated in this study are based on different scenarios of abstraction demands. These demands were formulated based on a range of options for agricultural development and change in MAADE. The scenarios evaluated were based on such factors as the existing planting patterns, changing planting dates, changing crop varieties and reducing the area under cultivation. An appropriate scenario of agricultural development was decided on the basis of the modified flows in the river vis-à-vis the trigger/threshold value established at the Melka Sedi stream gauging station. Considering all the scenarios, it is suggested that a 1–24% reduction in the area currently irrigated in the scheme will ensure a reliable supply of water to the scheme throughout the growing season and will provide sustainable environmental flow in the river. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer Verlag (Germany): Water Resources Management
dc.relation.ispartofseries Water Resources Management;Volume 25, Issue 6
dc.subject Awash River Basin en_US
dc.subject Ethiopia en_US
dc.subject Middle Awash en_US
dc.subject ANN en_US
dc.subject Streamflow forecasting en_US
dc.subject Drought forecasting en_US
dc.subject Modified flows en_US
dc.subject Agricultural water management en_US
dc.title Application of ANN-based Streamflow Forecasting Model for Agricultural Water Management in the Awash River Basin, Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Water Resources Management

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