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Soil-Water Balance model datasets used to estimate recharge for southeastern Minnesota, 2014-2018

Metadata Updated: October 29, 2023

A previous soil-water balance (SWB) model [Smith and Westenbroek, 2015; for Minnesota was updated to simulate potential recharge rates from 2014 to 2018. The previous model was developed to estimate mean annual potential recharge from 1995 to 2010. The updated model was also run with a newer version of the SWB model, also known as SWB version 2.0 {Westenbroek and others, 2018; The updated model was used to extract potential recharge rates for comparison to recharge rates calculated for two agricultural field sites in southeastern Minnesota, as part of the associated report, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020-5006 ( The potential recharge rates were also used to simulate potential recharge rates for all of southeastern Minnesota from 2014-2018. For this model, the land-use grid was updated to the 2011 National Land Cover Database (NLCD); otherwise, the other input datasets and the lookup table were left unaltered from the original model. Daymet (version 3) daily surface weather data necessary for running this SWB model, including "prcp", "tmax", and "tmin", can be downloaded from this SWB model archive. Alternatively, the Daymet v3 are available upon request through the following link:

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023

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Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023
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