Global Change Impacts & Adaptation
WEPPCAT: An Online Tool for Assessing and Managing the Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Sediment Loading to Streams Using the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) Model
EPA is announcing the availability of a new tool called WEPPCAT, which was developed by USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center through an Interagency Agreement with the ORD/NCEA Global Change Research Program.
WEPPCAT is an on-line tool that provides a flexible capability for creating user-determined climate change scenarios for assessing the potential impacts of climate change on sediment loading to streams using the USDA’s Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) Model. In combination with the existing capabilities of WEPP for assessing the effectiveness of management practices, WEPPCAT also can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of strategies for managing the impacts of climate change.