The Chesapeake Bay Program Office provides various tools to track progress towards the Bay TMDL.
Reports on estimated loads are available for annual progress, two-year milestones, and WIP scenarios. Data are available for BMP implementation; pollutant loads; and the land use, septics and animal initial conditions. Geographic scale may be specified.
The Chesapeake Bay Program is committed to tracking our progress toward the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. The accurate, up-to-date and accessible information found here helps oversight groups hold us accountable for our work. We envision abundant life, clean water, conserved lands and a diverse range of citizens and stakeholders who will steward an environmentally and economically sustainable watershed.
As of December 2010, all BMP information submitted to the Chesapeake Bay Program Office must be in a format compatible with the National Environmental Information Exchange Network (NEIEN) protocols that dictate the use of BMP-specific fields and units. Such information is utilized by CAST for the estimation of nutrient and sediment loads generated by different source areas within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.