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Polluted Runoff: Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution

Region 5 Model for Estimating Pollutant Load Reductions

The Region 5 Model is an Excel workbook that provides a gross estimate of sediment and nutrient load reductions from the implementation of agricultural and urban BMPs. It does not estimate pollutant load reductions for dissolved constituents.

Model Download

Documentation

The algorithms for non-urban BMPs are based on the Pollutants Controlled: Calculation and Documentation for Section 319 Watersheds Training Manual (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, June 1999) (PDF). The algorithms for urban BMPs are based on data and calculations developed by Illinois EPA.

Training Materials

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