Graham Sustainability Institute

Great Lakes SWAT Modeling Workshop Proceedings

July 2014

Co-authored by Joseph DePinto of LimnoTech and Margaret Kalcic of the U-M Water Center, this proceedings document describes a regional Great Lakes SWAT Modeling workshop hosted by the Water Center in March 2014. SWAT, which stands for Soil Water Assessment Tool, is a powerful model that allows users to determine the impacts of land management practices on water, sediment, and nutrient yields in agricultural watersheds. It is used frequently to answer land management questions and to inform nonpoint source pollution control decisions in agricultural watersheds such as Western Lake Erie, Green Bay, and Saginaw Bay.