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Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs)

What is a Basin Management Action Plan?

A basin management action plan (BMAP) is a framework for water quality restoration that contains local and state commitments to reduce pollutant loading through current and future projects and strategies. BMAPs contain a comprehensive set of solutions, such as permit limits on wastewater facilities, urban and agricultural best management practices, and conservation programs designed to achieve pollutant reductions established by a total maximum daily load (TMDL).

These broad-based plans are developed with local stakeholders and rely on local input and commitment for development and successful implementation.

BMAPs are adopted by Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretarial Order and are legally enforceable. 


Map including BMAPs adopted and in progress | Map of Priority Focus Areas (PFAs) in BMAPs   

Adopted BMAPS  

Waterbody

BMAP Documents

Contact

Alafia River Basin

Alafia River Basin Interactive Story Map

Anita Nash 

Bayou Chico

Bayou Chico Interactive Story Map

Anita Nash

Caloosahatchee River and Estuary 

Caloosahatchee Estuary Interactive Story Map

Kevin Coyne

Crystal River / Kings Bay 

Crystal River / Kings Bay Interactive Story Map

Lauren Campbell

DeLeon Spring 

DeLeon Spring Interactive Story Map

Moira Homann

Everglades West Coast Basin

Everglades West Coast Basin Interactive Story Map

Kevin Coyne

Gemini Springs

Gemini Springs Interactive Story Map

Moira Homann

Hillsborough River Basin

Hillsborough River Basin Interactive Story Map

Anita Nash

Homosassa and Chassahowitzka Springs Groups

Homosassa and Chassahowitzka Springs Groups 
Interactive Story Map

Lauren Campbell

Indian River Lagoon (IRL) Basin: Banana River Lagoon 

Banana River Lagoon BMAP Interactive Story Map

Stacy Cecil

Indian River Lagoon (IRL) Basin: Central Indian River Lagoon  

Central Indian River Lagoon BMAP Story Map

Stacy Cecil

Indian River Lagoon (IRL) Basin: North Indian River Lagoon

North Indian River Lagoon BMAP Story Map

Stacy Cecil

Jackson Blue Spring and Merritts Mill Pond Basin

Jackson Blue Spring and Merritts Mill Pond Basin 
Interactive Story Map

Lauren Campbell

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

Harney Monroe Story Map

Moira Homann

Lake Jesup

Moira Homann

Lake Jesup BMAP Amendment

Lake Jesup Story Map

Moira Homann

Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee Story Map

Kevin Coyne

Long Branch

Long Branch Story Map

Moira Homann 

Lower St Johns River Main Stem BMAP

Lower St. Johns River Main Stem Story Map

Tiffany Busby

Lower St. Johns River (LSJR) Tributaries

Lower St. Johns River (LSJR) Tributaries
Interactive Story Map

Anita Nash

Lower St. Johns River (LSJR) Tributaries II

Anita Nash

Manatee River Basin

Manatee River Basin Interactive Story Map

Anita Nash 

Orange Creek - Phase 1

Jessica Fetgatter

Orange Creek - Phase 2

Jessica Fetgatter

Orange Creek BMAP Amendment

Orange Creek BMAP Story Map

Jessica Fetgatter

Santa Fe River

Santa Fe River Story Map

Lauren Campbell

Silver Springs and Upper Silver River and Rainbow Spring Group and Rainbow River

Silver Springs, Upper Silver Springs, and Rainbow Spring Group and Rainbow River BMAP Story Map

Jessica Fetgatter

Suwannee River (Lower Suwannee River, Middle Suwannee River, and Withlacoochee River Sub-basins)

Suwannee River BMAP Story Map

Lauren Campbell 

St. Lucie River and Estuary

St. Lucie River and Estuary Story Map

Kevin Coyne

Upper Ocklawaha

Jessica Fetgatter

Upper Ocklawaha River Basin
Phase 2

Jessica Fetgatter

Upper Ocklawaha River Basin BMAP Amendment

Upper Ocklawaha River Basin Story Map

Jessica Fetgatter

Upper Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs

Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs Story Map

Moira Homann 

Volusia Blue Spring

Volusia Blue Spring BMAP Story Map

Moira Homann 

Wacissa River and Wacissa Spring Group

Wacissa River and Wacissa Spring Group
 Interactive Story Map

Samuel Hankinson

Weeki Wachee

Weeki Wachee  Interactive Story Map

Lauren Campbell

Wekiwa and Rock Springs 

Wekiwa Spring and Rock Springs BMAP Story Map

Moira Homann 

Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal

Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal Story Map

Moira Homann 


Florida Springs BMAP Story Maps

View the story map to learn more about restoration plans developed with specific provisions for the protection and restoration of the state’s Outstanding Florida Springs.
 
It should be noted that during the development of the springs BMAPs to meet the requirements of the 2016 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act, five individual BMAPs were challenged which resulted in delaying the effective dates for implementation.
The Santa Fe River, Silver Springs and Upper Silver River and Rainbow Spring Group and Rainbow River, Suwannee River, Volusia Blue Spring, and Wekiwa and Rock Springs BMAPs are all effective as of May 18, 2021. All other springs BMAPs are effective as of Jan. 4, 2019.

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Restoring Bacteria-Impaired Waters

Restoring Bacteria-Impaired Waters: A Toolkit to Help Local Stakeholders Identify and Eliminate Potential Pathogen Problems

The toolkit is a restoration guide for municipalities, built from the department’s experiences across the state in collaborating with local stakeholders on pathogen source identification and elimination efforts. This document provides useful information for identifying sources of fecal indicator bacteria and examples of management actions to address these sources. It is useful during all stages of restoration plan development and implementation, whether the plan is a formal BMAP, a Bacteria Pollution Control Plan required by a stormwater permit or another approach. 


Reducing Pathogens Story Map

View this Story Map to learn more about restoration plans focused on reducing pathogens.

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Clean Waterways Act 2020 Reports

During the 2020 Session, the Florida Legislature passed the Clean Waterways Act (Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida), which requires the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to report on water quality monitoring in the area of each nutrient BMAP and to summarize the costs and benefits of BMAP wastewater projects.

This report describes current monitoring; identifies monitoring gaps; proposes changes that would fill those gaps; and estimates the costs of the improvements.

This report explains the different types of projects and management strategies included in the BMAPs and provides detailed information about the BMAPs’ wastewater projects.


Nitrogen Source Inventory 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 Loading Tool. These calculation methods are not designed for use with Environmental Resource Permits (ERPs). The appropriate permitting agency should be consulted for its approved calculation methods.


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,  850-245-8555.


For more information on the development of BMAPs, please email Kevin Coyne.
If you are interested in subscribing to updates for BMAP Meeting Notifications, visit the subscription page.

Watershed Quality Restoration Program
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3565
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
850-245-7508
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June 2, 2022 - 4:24pm

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