Modeling Pollutant Load Reductions Webcast Recording

Modeling Pollutant Load Reductions Webcast Recording


Bryan Seipp, Center for Watershed Protection
Deb Caraco, PE, Center for Watershed Protection
Dr. Barry Evans, Penn State University

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Increasingly local governments are being asked to develop local watershed plans that include specific interventions and best management practices (BMPs) with estimated load reductions that achieve specific water quality improvement goals. This is particularly significant in communities that are tasked with addressing local TMDLs, that discharge stormwater to waters that are impaired, and/or are located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This webcast will cover three (3) free modeling tools which can help develop current load estimates and future load projections using various BMP implementation scenarios. The webcast will provide an overview of the MapShed, the Chesapeake Assessment and Scenario Tool, and the Watershed Treatment Model and how they can be used to develop TMDL and Pollution Reduction Plans. The webcast will include case study examples of how the tools are currently being used in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, news on recent or upcoming updates, and resources for users.

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