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Great Lakes WEPP Watershed


The Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) is a computer simulation that predicts soil erosion.  This particular version of the tool predicts soil erosion for the Great Lakes watershed.

Overview and Applicability

The WEPP erosion model is applicable at the field scale using input from the following areas:

  • climate - includes rainfall amounts, intensity, temperature
  • management - what management practices are done in the field, including crops grown and soil disturbance operations
  • soil - soil properties
  • topography - slope description including length, steepness of different sections, width, orientation

WEPP Great Lakes web interface.
WEPP Great Lakes web interface.


Elliot, William. Great Lakes WEPP Watershed. Available online at

National Strategic Program Areas: 
Wildland Fire and Fuels
National Priority Research Areas: 
Forest Disturbances
RMRS Science Program Areas: 
Air, Water and Aquatic Environments
RMRS Strategic Priorities: 
Water & Watersheds