WikiWatershed

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WikiWatershed web tools offer rapid visualization of watershed data, advanced geospatial analysis capabilities, and science-based predictions of human impacts on stormwater runoff and water quality.

WikiWatershed’s intuitive user interface makes this easy to do in any modern web browser.

Our vision is for users to share watershed-model scenarios, watershed-monitoring data, and watershed-management stories as an open, collaborative community.

It’s been built using open-source approaches and software with support from the following funders:

  • National Science Foundation (grants DRL #0929763 and DRL #1418133)
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Stroud Water Research Center
  • Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation
  • The Dansko® Foundation
  • Generous donations from Peter Kjellerup and Mandy Cabot

The WikiWatershed incorporates six components to assess and model watersheds and streams.

1. Model My Watershed- Analyze real geo-data, model storms, and compare conservation or development scenarios in a watershed.

2. Model Microsite Runoff- Explore how land use and soil determine runoff for the Site Storm Model package of Model My Watershed.

3. EniroDIY- Join a community of do-it-yourself enthusiasts sharing open-source ideas for environmental science and monitoring.

4. Monitor My Watershed- See streaming data from NOAA, USGS, and more. Web app is currently limited to the Delaware River Basin.

5. Leaf Pack Network- Discover what aquatic insects can tell you about your stream's health by performing a simple leaf pack experiment (see individual resource page for more information). 

6. Water Quality App- Enhance and extend stream study activities and stream monitoring for students and citizen scientists with a mobile app (available for apple and android devices).