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Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs)
 

News & Announcements

The department announces the following upcoming meeting(s) to discuss the development of Basin Management Action Plans. Meeting(s) are open to the public.

Meeting

Date & Time

Location

Agendas

Wekiva OSTDS Remediation Plan Advisory Committee Meeting

This is a Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) Public Meeting to which the public is invited. This is a meeting of the Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) advisory committee associated with the Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva BMAP. Meeting items will include a presentation on the draft Nitrogen Source Inventory Loading Tool (NSILT) results, and technical discussions on possible approaches for addressing onsite sewage treatment disposal system loadings to the Wekiva basin. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information about the meeting, please contact Moira Homann (Moira.Homann@dep.state.fl.us) or call (850)245-8460

August 15, 2017
9:30 a.m.

Public Works West Altamonte Operations Facility
 (Lake Lotus Training Room)
 950 Calabria Drive
 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Meeting Agenda
St. Lucie River and Estuary Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) 5-Year Review

This is a public meeting of interested stakeholders to discuss the St. Lucie River and Estuary Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) 5-Year Review.  The BMAP is the means for implementation of the adopted Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).  The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the process of developing the 5-Year Review and its components. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting:  Sara C. Davis, Watershed Planning and Coordination Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3565, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400 or by email at Sara.C.Davis@dep.state.fl.us .
August 25, 2017
 10:00 AM
Martin County Building Permits Office
Conference Rooms A & B
 900 Southeast Ruhnke Street
 Stuart, FL 34994
Meeting Agenda
Upper Ocklawaha Basin Working Group Basin Management Action Plan meeting

This meeting is open to the public. The 2017 Supplemental Report outlining nutrient loading reductions assigned to local governments will be discussed. Updates of the status of water quality restoration projects for Trout Lake, Lake Carlton, Lake Yale, and Lake Denham will be presented.  The Upper Ocklawaha Basin Working Group was formed to provide a forum for stakeholders to discuss issues related to the basinís nutrient Total Maximum Daily Loads for the Harris Chain of Lakes, Palatlakaha River, and Lake Apopka. The Second Phase of the Upper Ocklawaha Basin Management Action Plan was adopted in 2014 to address nutrient problems in the previously listed waterbodies. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Mary Paulic, Watershed Planning and Coordination Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3565, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400 or by e-mail at Mary.Paulic@dep.state.fl.us.

August 29, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Leesburg Community Building
East Room
 109 East Dixie Avenue
 Leesburg, FL 34748
Meeting Agenda
Silver Springs OSTDS Remediation Plan Advisory Committee Meeting

This is a meeting of the OSTDS advisory committee associated with the Silver Springs and Rainbow Springs Basin Management Action Plans (BMAP). Meeting items will include technical discussions on possible approaches for addressing onsite sewage treatment disposal system loadings to the Silver and Rainbow Springs basins. The Department will present revised results for the Nitrogen Source Inventory Loading Tool. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Mary Paulic, Watershed Planning and Coordination Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3565, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400 or by e-mail at Mary.Paulic@dep.state.fl.us.
August 31, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Marion County Growth Management
 2710 East Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, FL 34470
 
Silver Springs and Rainbow Springs Basin Management Action Plan Meeting

This is a meeting for the Silver Springs and Rainbow Springs Basin Management Action Plans. The department will present revised nitrogen source results and proposed reductions in nitrogen loading for both the Silver Springs and Rainbow Springs basins. The St. Johns River Water Management District will present a modeling technique for predicting areas of springís basins with elevated ground water nitrate levels. The meeting is open to the public. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Mary Paulic, Watershed Planning and Coordination Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3565, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400 or by e-mail at Mary.Paulic@dep.state.fl.us.  

August 31, 2017
1:30 p.m. 
Marion County Growth Management
 2710 East Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, FL 34470
 

Volusia Blue Basin Management Action Plan Meeting

 

August 31, 2017
10:00 a.m. 
County Council Chambers, Room 204
Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center
123 West Indiana Avenue
DeLand, Florida 32720
 

Kings Bay/Crystal River Basin Management Action Plan

This is a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on the Kings Bay/Crystal River Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP). The BMAP is the means for implementation of the adopted Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).  The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss and receive comments on the draft BMAP document prior to submission for adoption. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Terry Hansen, Watershed Planning and Coordination Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3565, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400 or by email: terry.hansen@dep.state.fl.us

September 7, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Southwest Florida Water Management District Office
 Board Room
2379 Broad Street
Brooksville, Florida 34604
 

What is a BMAP?

It is the "blueprint" for restoring impaired waters by reducing pollutant loadings to meet the allowable loadings established in a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). It represents a comprehensive set of strategies--permit limits on wastewater facilities, urban and agricultural best management practices, conservation programs, financial assistance and revenue generating activities, etc.--designed to implement the pollutant reductions established by the TMDL. These broad-based plans are developed with local stakeholders--they rely on local input and local commitment--and they are adopted by Secretarial Order to be enforceable.

Efforts are underway in the following watersheds to develop BMAPs

Download the full, high-res map. (2.8 MB)

View our interactive BMAP map. 

The following BMAPs (listed alphabetically) have been adopted by DEP Secretarial Orders, which can be found on the Department's Final Orders webpage.


Please Note:
All files listed below are 5 MB or smaller in size, except where noted.

Waterbody

BMAP Description

BMAP Documents

Alafia River Basin

(April 2014)

The Alafia River BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Terry Hansen.

Bayou Chico

(October 2011)

The Bayou Chico Fecal Coliform BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Anita Nash.

Caloosahatchee Estuary Basin

(November 2012)

The Caloosahatchee Estuary Watershed BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Sara Davis.

Everglades West Coast Basin

(November 2012)

The Everglades West Coast BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Sara Davis.

Hillsborough River Basin

(October 2009)

The Hillsborough River Basin Fecal Coliform BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by TMDLs for 5 tributaries and 1 segment of the Lower Hillsborough River. For further information about this BMAP please contact Anita Nash.

Indian River Lagoon (IRL) Basin

(February 2013)

The Indian River Lagoon BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact David Glassner.

Jackson Blue Spring and Merritts Mill Pond Basin

(May 2016)

The Jackson Blue Spring and Merritts Mill Pond BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program. In coordination with the Jackson Blue Spring and Merritts Mill Pond Basin stakeholder with participation from affected local, regional, and state governmental interests; elected officials and citizens; and private interests. The BMAP represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Terry Hansen.

Lakes Harney, Monroe, Middle St. Johns River (MSJR), and Smith Canal

(August 2012)

The Lakes Harney, Lakes Monroe, Middle St. Johns River, and Smith Canal BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program. The Lakes Harney, Lakes Monroe, Middle St. Johns River, and Smith Canal BMAP represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further inf ormation about this BMAP please contact Moira Homann.

Lake Jesup

(May 2010)

The Lake Jesup BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Moira Homann.

Lake Okeechobee

(December 2014)

The Lake Okeechobee BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Sara Davis.

Long Branch

(May 2008)

The Long Branch BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about the Long Branch BMAP please contact Moira Homann.

Lower St. Johns River (LSJR) Mainstem

(October 2008)

The Lower St. Johns River Nutrient BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact T. L. Busby.

Lower St. Johns River (LSJR) Tributaries

(December 2009)

The Lower St. Johns River Tributaries Fecal Coliform BMAPs I and II were developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represent the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by TMDLs for 10 waterbodies in BMAP I and 15 waterbodies in BMAP II. For further information about this BMAP please contact Anita Nash.

Lower St. Johns River (LSJR)Tributaries II

(August 2010)

The Lower St. Johns River Tributaries Fecal Coliform BMAPs I and II were developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represent the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by TMDLs for 10 waterbodies in BMAP I and 15 waterbodies in BMAP II. For further information about the Lower St. Johns River Tributaries BMAP please contact Anita Nash.

Manatee River Basin

(April 2014)

The Manatee River Basin Management Action Plan was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL.  For further information about this BMAP please contact Terry Hansen.

Orange Creek - Phase 1

(May 2008)

The Orange Creek BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Mary Paulic.

Orange Creek - Phase 2

(July 2014)

The second phase of the Orange Creek BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Mary Paulic.

Rainbow Springs Basin

(December 2015)

The Rainbow Springs BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program. The Rainbow Springs BMAP represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Terry Hansen.

Santa Fe River

(February 2012)

The Santa Fe River BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Terry Hansen.

Silver Springs, Silver Springs Group, and Upper Silver River

(October 2015)

The Silver Springs, Silver Springs Group, and Upper Silver River BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program. The Silver Springs, Silver Springs Group, and Upper Silver River BMAP represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Mary Paulic.

St. Lucie River and Estuary

(June 2013)

The St. Lucie River and Estuary Basin Management Action Plan was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact David Glassner.

Upper Ocklawaha

(August 2007)

The Upper Ocklawaha BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Mary Paulic.

Upper Ocklawaha River Basin
Phase 2

(July 2014)

The second phase of the Upper Ocklawaha BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Mary Paulic.

Upper Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs

(October 2015)

The Upper Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Moira Homann.

Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal

 (October 2015)

The Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís TMDL Program, and represents the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to identify current and planned management actions to achieve pollutant load reductions required by the TMDL. For further information about this BMAP please contact Moira Homann.

 


Nitrogen Source Inventory and Loading Tool (NSILT)

DEP developed this tool to identify and quantify the major contributing nitrogen sources to groundwater in areas of interest. This GIS and spreadsheet-based tool provides spatial estimates of the relative contribution of nitrogen from various sources, and takes into consideration the transport pathways and processes affecting the various forms of nitrogen as they move from the land surface through soil and geologic strata that overlie and comprise the Upper Florida aquifer. For more information and final results, see the Nitrogen Source Inventory and Loading Tool.

Implementation Guidance for the Fecal Indicator Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads

The document: Implementation Guidance for the Fecal Indicator Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads Adopted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has been developed from the departmentís experiences in collaborating with local stakeholders during BMAP efforts around the state. This document provides local stakeholders useful information for identifying sources of fecal indicator bacteria in their watersheds and examples of management actions to address these sources. The document appendices are available in Compact Disk format, and may be requested by contacting Anita Nash.

Guidance for Florida Friendly Landscapes, FYN, Golf BMPs, Green Industry BMP, Design Standards, Model Ordinances, and Agricultural Pollution Prevention

For guidance or assistance in these subject areas, please contact Kevin Coyne via email or by phone at 850-245-8555.


For more information on the development of BMAPs, send e-mail to Kevin Coyne. If you are interested in subscribing to updates for BMAP Meeting Notifications, please e-mail Johna Costantino

Watershed Quality Restoration Program
2600 Blair Stone Road - Mail Station 3565
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2400
Phone: (850) 245-7508

Last updated: August 21, 2017

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