Johns River Basin TMDL
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is committed to
addressing water quality issues in the lower St. Johns River. The
Department has consistently worked with its federal and local partners
to restore this critical natural resource.
In 1999, Florida took unparalleled steps to implement the Total
Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program, embarking on a bold initiative to
identify, evaluate and restore degraded waterways. The Department is
using a systematic, science-based and protective method for targeting
degraded waters and developing individual standards to restore each
unique water-body. Basin Management Action Plans (BMAP) are
implementation plans specific to that basin and for specific TMDLs.
Each BMAP contains specific actions and/or projects that will result in
water quality improvements to restore the water body to its designated
Florida’s water quality standards are among the highest
in the nation. Firm regulation and collaborative partnerships are
cleaning up pollution faster and better.
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