What is DEP?

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What is DEP?

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The Daily Erosion Project (DEP) estimates soil erosion and water runoff occurring on hill slopes in Iowa and surrounding states. Estimates are based on hill slope conditions (e.g. topography, crop, precipitation) identified via remote sensing tools. From these estimates, the DEP team posts daily estimates of average hill slope soil loss (and water runoff) occurring for each watershed in the DEP coverage area. 

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