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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

Technical Meeting for the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) for Kings Bay and Crystal River Springs

Announcing a Technical Meeting for the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) for Kings Bay and Crystal River Springs. Topic of discussion will be development of OSTDS remediation plan for the basin. The BMAP is the means for implementation of the adopted Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).

August 23, 2016
9:00 AM

Crystal River City Hall
123 NW Highway 19.
Crystal River, FL 34428

Kings Bay Agenda

Technical Meeting for the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) for Weeki Wachee Spring and River

Announcing a Technical Meeting for the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) for Weeki Wachee Spring and River. Topic of discussion will be the development of the OSTDS remediation Plan for Weeki Wachee Spring.  The BMAP is the means for implementation of the adopted Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).

August 23, 2016
2:00 PM

Southwest Florida Water Management District Office
Room 112 
2379 Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34604

Weeki Wachee Agenda

Orange Creek Basin Working Group Meeting

The Orange Creek Basin Working Group will hold a meeting on August 25 in Gainesville at the Gainesville Regional Utilities Administration Building. This is the annual meeting where the status of water quality of waterbodies with total maximum daily loads will be presented. Additional presentations will be given on the Florida Forest Service BMP program and land management in Alachua County. The second phase Orange Creek Basin Management Action Plan was adopted in July 2014 with a stated priority of finding solutions for reducing nutrient loading in the basins large lakes including Orange Lake, Lake Wauberg, Newnans Lake, and Lochloosa Lake. 

August 25, 2016
1:00 PM

Multi-Purpose Room
Gainesville Regional Utilities
301 SE 4th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

Orange Creek Agenda

Map of BMAP ActivitiesWhat 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 3 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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 (IRL) BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Yesenia Escribano.

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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 (MSJR), and Smith Canal BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program. The Lakes Harney, Lakes Monroe, Middle St. Johns River (MSJR), 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 information about this BMAP please contact Moira Homann.

Lake Jesup

(May 2010)

The Lake Jesup BMAP was developed as part of the Departmentís Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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

(May 2013)

The St. Lucie River and Estuary Basin Management Action Plan was developed as part of the Departmentís Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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 Total Maximum Daily Load (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.

Implementation Guidance for the Fecal Coliform Total Maximum Daily Loads

The document: Implementation Guidance for the Fecal Coliform 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 coliform 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 Michael Thomas via email or by phone at 850-245-7513.


For more information on the development of Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPS), send e-mail to Kevin Coyne. If you are interested in subscribing to updates for Basin Management Action Plan Meeting Notifications, please e-mail Johna Smith.

Watershed Quality Restoration Program
2600 Blair Stone Road - Mail Station 3565
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2400
Phone: (850) 245-8559

Last updated: August 23, 2016

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