Model Documentation

The documentation for the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership Phase 6 model is available for viewing below. CAST is the same as the model. Creating and running scenarios in CAST is simply using an on-line interface to the model. The documentation for the model is the documentation for CAST. Due to the length of the model documentation, it is divided into sections. Click on the links below to read through the different portions of the model documentation. 

  1. Overview
  2. Average Loads 
    Average Loads Appendix
  3. Terrestrial Inputs 
    Inputs Appendix A 
    Inputs Appendix B
    Inputs Appendix C 
    Inputs Appendix D
  4. Sensitivity 
    Sensitivity Appendix A 
    Sensitivity Appendix B
  5. Land Use 
    Land Use Appendix
  6. Best Management Practices 
    BMP Appendix A 
    BMP Appendix B 
  7. Land to Water
  8. Direct Loads
  9. Stream to River 
    Stream to River Appendix
  10. River to Bay and Temporal Simulation 
    Temporal Simulation Appendix A  
    Temporal Simulation Appendix B  
    Temporal Simulation Appendix C
  11. Physical Setting  
    Physical Setting Appendix
  12. Applications
  13. Reviews
  14. References

Model Performance

Non-Tidal Water Quality Dashboard

Comparisons between the Watershed Model and monitoring data can be found on the non-tidal dashboard. These visual representations show both the loads estimated from Weighted Regressions on Time, Discharge and Season (WRTDS) and loads estimated from the Draft Phase 6 Model.

Non-Tidal Water Quality Dashboard

Phase 6 Model Review Sessions

Webinar-based model review sessions provide the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership with the opportunity to directly ask questions and provide feedback on the model. Click on the links below to view and hear the recorded webinars.

Sediment Simulation: April 19, 2017

Integrated Models and Decision Framework: May 9, 2017

Inputs: May 25, 2017

Loads: June 1, 2017

Physical Transport: June 20, 2017