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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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Chicago Wilderness: Regional Alliance Working to Connect People and Nature

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This guide is extremely useful for groups training longer-term volunteers, youth groups, school projects on how to monitor progress at forest restoration sites and gather data needed for mapping tools.

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