Runoff Simulation

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The Runoff Simulation is an animated version of the Model My Watershed Site Storm Model. It allows users to learn how land use and soil together determine whether rainfall infiltrates into the soil, runs off into streams or is evaporated and transpired by plants.

When you run the full Model My Watershed Site Storm Model application, the exact same calculations are happening on every single pixel of the map and are being added together to calculate what is happening for a whole map area.

The Runoff Simulation is part of the WikiWatershed Toolkit, a Stroud Water Research Center initiative to help citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, researchers, educators, and students advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water.

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