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EPA Stormwater Management Model

The Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) is part of EPA’s suite of water research tools. SWMM is a hydrology-hydraulic water quality simulation model used to simulate stormwater runoff quantity and quality in urban areas.  SWMM is highly technical and is best suited for those with working knowledge of the industry.

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  • Resource Types:
  • Calculators and Modeling
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Map It
  • Plan It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Define Your Plan's Strategy & Objectives
  • Gather Data
  • Publisher(s):
  • EPA