Recovery Potential Screening

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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This Microsoft Excel-based tool provides a systematic method for comparing watershed characteristics (ecological, stressor, and social) that may influence the relative likelihood of successful watershed restoration or protection. The custom-coded Excel workbook facilitates setting up a Recovery Potential Screening run, performs all index calculations, and displays results.

Recovery Potential Screening Homepage


  • Calculate watershed index scores for your state
  • Display results in custom table, plot, and map forms
  • Readily update with user-generated indicator data

Tool Overview Video

Introductory video