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New! The Storet Data Checker and SIM201 Checker for the Virtual Machine (VM) environment are now available. MS Excel is required for the proper operation of the current Storet and SIM checkers. Due to the lack of accessibility to MS Office applications in the VM environment, a new checker format has been created and is ready for download. If your STORET installation is in a VM environment that does not have MS Office accessibility, please download the new STORET and SIM checkers. Contact your STORET coordinator with any questions or concerns.

Important Announcement - As a result of technical issues within the DEP network there is currently a limit on the size of data sets that can be downloaded through the SPA site.  Please read the full announcement under General Correspondence.

We would like to take a moment to welcome all new agencies joining the STORET program, and all of the new STORET contact personnel for existing data providers. If there is anything we can do to help you in your Storet experience, donít hesitate to contact your STORET Coordinator.


Thank you, STORET Data Providers, for all of your hard work and participation in the STORET program. We recognize that you are the driving force behind the assessment and maintenance of Floridaís waters. Below are the current statistics for Floridaís contribution to STORET. These stats will be updated quarterly, in conjunction with the IWR runs.

  • Number of STORET data providers on file: 126
  • Number of records in Florida STORET as of 3/22/2013: 25,365,030

The STORET team, within the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration (DEAR) at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), helps you meet the requirements for submitting your data to Florida STORET. These include requirements of the Impaired Waters Rule (IWR; Chapter 62-303, Florida Administrative Code) and EAS01-01. We create custom applications, develop helpful tools and training, and produce documents that will aid you along the way. The STORET team will also work with you one-on-one to help you understand and create the best method to submit your data to STORET. Our philosophy is to provide this training in advance so that our data providers are prepared for future data management tasks required by the Departmentís programs.

STORETóan acronym for STORage and RETrieval databaseóis the database currently used by FDEP to capture, store, and report chemical, physical, and biological water quality data. Florida STORET is the primary application used by the FDEP in support of IWR assessments and the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), and it also provides data crucial to many other programs, including the development of water quality criteria and Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs), to name just a few.

Your data contribution will be used to help the FDEP better assess the waters of the basins in your area. The data you and other agencies submit will be available for browsing and downloading from FDEPís STORET Web Retrieval site. The rewards associated with data submission range from Federal grants to watershed restoration and peace of mind. Your data are needed and appreciated. Thank you.

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