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Watershed Index Online

Watershed Index Online (WSIO): Downloadable Statewide RPS Tools

You may need additional software to view some of the links on this page. See EPA’s Free Viewers and Readers page. The links will vary in file size.

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Users may download their own copy of pre-made Recovery Potential Screening (RPS) Statewide Tools for each of the 50 states and US territories from this web page (please contact EPA for information about tool development for tribal lands). These tools will function using Excel 2007 or later version. The RPS Tool was the original, offline source for the development of the WSIO tool online.

Each statewide RPS Tool performs the same functions as the WSIO tool, with a few exceptions. One, the user does not define the project area in an RPS Tool because the tools are pre-set to fully cover each state. Two, these statewide RPS Tools use a simple mapping function within Excel to display color maps of the state's HUC12 watersheds alone (i.e., not superimposed over a base map with roads, place names, etc). Three, each of these tools from the 48 conterminous states is pre-loaded with data on over 285 indicators from the WSIO data library (indicator totals may differ for HI, AK and territories), so user selection of online indicator data is not necessary. Additional indicators from WSIO or elsewhere can still be added to any RPS Tool's data table by following directions on the “Add Indicators” tab.

Note: If your file does not function properly when first opened, close it and open a second time. It will be fully functional from then on.