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Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs)

What is a Basin Management Action Plan (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.
View an online map including BMAPs adopted and in progress.  View an online map of pending Priority Focus Areas (PFAs) in BMAPs .  

BMAP Meeting Calendar: Upcoming Meeting Information and Agendas 


Pending BMAPs for Outstanding Florida Springs

 

Waterbody                                                                             

BMAP Documents

Contact

Santa Fe River

(June 2018)

Celeste Lyon

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

(June 2018)

Mary Paulic

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

(June 2018)

Celeste Lyon

Volusia Blue Spring

(June 2018)

Moira Homann 

Wekiwa and Rock Springs 

(June 2018)

Moira Homann 

 


 

Adopted BMAPS  

Waterbody
BMAP Documents
Contact

Alafia River Basin

(April 2014)

Alafia River Basin Interactive Story Map

Bayou Chico

(October 2011)

Bayou Chico Interactive Story Map

Caloosahatchee River and Estuary 

(January 2020)

Caloosahatchee Estuary Interactive Story Map

Bree Rossiter

Crystal River / Kings Bay 

Celeste Lyon

DeLeon Spring 

(June 2018)

DeLeon Spring Interactive Story Map

Moira Homann

Everglades West Coast Basin

(November 2012)

Everglades West Coast Basin Interactive Story Map

Bree Rossiter

Gemini Springs

(June 2018)

Gemini Springs Interactive Story Map

Moira Homann

Hillsborough River Basin

(October 2009)

Hillsborough River Basin Interactive Story Map

Anita Nash

Homosassa and Chassahowitzka Springs Groups

(June 2018)

Homosassa and Chassahowitzka Springs Groups 
Interactive Story Map

Celeste Lyon

Indian River Lagoon (IRL) Basin:
Banana River Lagoon 

(February 2013)

Banana River Lagoon BMAP Interactive Story Map

Stacy Cecil

Indian River Lagoon (IRL) Basin:
Central Indian River Lagoon
 
(February 2013)

Ted Saltos

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

(February 2013)

North Indian River Lagoon BMAP Story Map

Stacy Cecil

Jackson Blue Spring and Merritts Mill Pond Basin

(June 2018)

Jackson Blue Spring and Merritts Mill Pond Basin 
Interactive Story Map

Celeste Lyon

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

(August 2012)

 Harney Monroe Story Map

Moira Homann

Lake Jesup

(May 2010)

Moira Homann

Lake Jesup BMAP Amendment

(July 2019)

Lake Jesup Story Map

Moira Homann

Lake Okeechobee

(January 2020)

Lake Okeechobee Story Map

Sara Davis 

Long Branch

(May 2008)

Long Branch Story Map

Moira Homann 

Lower St Johns River Main Stem BMAP

(October 2008)


Lower St. Johns River Main Stem Story Map

Tiffany Busby

Lower St. Johns River (LSJR) Tributaries

(December 2009)

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

Anita Nash

Lower St. Johns River (LSJR) Tributaries II

(August 2010)

Anita Nash

Manatee River Basin

(April 2014)

Manatee River Basin Interactive Story Map

Anita Nash 

Orange Creek - Phase 1

(May 2008)

Mary Paulic

Orange Creek - Phase 2

(July 2014)

Mary Paulic

Orange Creek BMAP Amendment

(July 2019)

Orange Creek BMAP Story Map

Mary Paulic

Rainbow Springs Basin

(December 2015)

Celeste Lyon

Santa Fe River

(February 2012)

Celeste Lyon

Silver Springs, Silver Springs Group, and Upper Silver River

(October 2015)

Mary Paulic

St. Lucie River and Estuary

(January 2020)

St. Lucie River and Estuary Story Map

Ted Saltos

Upper Ocklawaha

(August 2007)

Mary Paulic

Upper Ocklawaha River Basin
Phase 2

(July 2014)

Mary Paulic

Upper Ocklawaha River Basin BMAP Amendment

(July 2019)

Upper Ocklawaha River Basin Story Map

Mary Paulic

Upper Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs

(June 2018)

Moira Homann 

Wacissa River and Wacissa Spring Group

(June 2018)

Wacissa River and Wacissa Spring Group
 Interactive Story Map

Celeste Lyon

Weeki Wachee

(June 2018)

Weeki Wachee  Interactive Story Map

Celeste Lyon

Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal

 (October 2015)

Moira Homann 


Florida Springs BMAP Story Maps

View this Story Map to learn more about restoration plans developed with specific provisions for the protection and restoration of the state’s Outstanding Florida Springs.

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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 Basin Management Action Plan (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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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.


Statewide Best Management Practice (BMP) Efficiencies for Nonpoint Source Management of Surface Waters Draft –July 2018

This document describes the DEP methods to calculate total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) reductions for urban stormwater loads related to surface watershed restoration, when site-specific information is not available. These calculation methods represent typical BMP performance, which may be useful to stakeholders when selecting BMPs to achieve surface water nutrient load reductions related to the development and implementation of basin management action plans (BMAPs), 4e plans, and 4b/reasonable assurance plans (RAPs). DEP assigns nutrient removal efficiencies and nutrient credits to BMPs on a case-by-case basis, using the information in this document as a guide during the decision-making process. This working document will be updated periodically as new information becomes available. 


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, please email Kevin Coyne at Kevin.Coyne@dep.state.fl.us .
If you are interested in subscribing to updates for BMAP Meeting Notifications, please visit the subscription page

Watershed Quality Restoration Program
2600 Blair Stone Road - Mail Station 3565
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2400
Phone: (850) 245-7508
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June 8, 2020 - 9:41am

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