Science Inventory

Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)

Citation:

Latham, M. AND C. Carter. Storm Water Management Model (SWMM). US EPA Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC, EPA/600/F-16/246, 2016.

Impact/Purpose:

To inform the public on EPA's green infrastructure models.

Description:

Stormwater discharges continue to cause impairment of our Nation’s waterbodies. Regulations that require the retention and/or treatment of frequent, small storms that dominate runoff volumes and pollutant loads are becoming more common. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) to help support local, state, and national stormwater management objectives to reduce runoff through infiltration and retention. SWMM was first developed in 1971 and has undergone several major upgrades since then.

URLs/Downloads:

https://www.epa.gov/water-research/storm-water-management-model-fact-sheet

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (COMMUNICATION PRODUCT/EXTERNAL FACT SHEET)
Product Published Date: 09/15/2016
Record Last Revised: 10/28/2016
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 329630

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION