CAST PLANNING TOOLS
Logging in to CAST allows users to rapidly develop scenarios for reducing nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment with varying best management practices to streamline environmental planning. Costs are provided so users may select the most cost-effective practices to reduce pollutant loads.
Frequently requested data and information associated with water quality monitoring and modeling.
Find additional information about the Phase 6 model, its documentation and links to model review webinars and files.
Get answers to your questions about how to use CAST to develop a plan.
Download data tables including information on load sources and agencies, BMPs, animals, geographic references and delivery factors.
Find graphs and maps of inputs to the Phase 6 Watershed Model Calibration for all versions.
BMPs, Models & Geography
View additional information on BMPs, CBP Partnership Models, Shapefiles and Geographical Information.
Information on how to submit progress data via NEIEN and view implemenation data on meeting the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.
Resources to determine cost effectiveness of BMPs in units of dollars per pound reduced.
Scientists calculate flow-adjusted trends in nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment levels to better determine whether pollution has changed over time.
Download tables of local area planning goals for each state. These will help with planning for the Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plans.