Evaluation of hydrology, suspended sediment and Nickel loads in a small watershed in Basque Country (Northern Spain) using eco-hydrological SWAT model
Nickel concentration was computed from simulated SSS by SWAT.
Temporal variability of Nickel load is related with suspended sediments.
In terms of temporal dynamics in the sediments and Nickel transport, Oka catchment showed a high temporal variability.
The mean specific of sediment load was 33 t/km−2/y−1and Nickel load was 1.63 kg/km−2/y−1.