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EPA National Stormwater Calculator

The National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) can be used to estimate the amount and frequency of rainwater runoff from sites anywhere in the United States. The calculator accounts for soil conditions, rainfall history, land cover, and more.

 

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  • Resource Types:
  • Calculators and Modeling
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Map It
  • Plan It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Gather Data
  • Publisher(s):
  • EPA