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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 


New Statewide Progress Reporting for Water Quality Restoration Projects

By July 2018, DEP will have adopted more than a dozen new and revised BMAPs for areas including all Outstanding Florida Springs. When completed, the state's BMAPs will have placed almost 14 million watershed acres under active basin management—a total area including more than 6.5 million Floridians. Beginning July 1, 2018, a single statewide report will replace the annual progress reports for all BMAPs. An annual statewide report of progress towards implementing water quality projects will greatly assist policymakers and local stakeholders in keeping track of the myriad of restoration strategies, and will fulfill a new requirement under Section 403.0675, Florida Statutes (F.S.). View more information on the new report. 

 

Waterbody

BMAP Documents

Contact

Alafia River Basin

(April 2014)

Anita Nash 

Bayou Chico

(October 2011)

Anita Nash

Caloosahatchee Estuary Basin

(November 2012)

Kevin Williams

Everglades West Coast Basin

(November 2012)

Kevin Williams

Hillsborough River Basin

(October 2009)

Anita Nash

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

Banana River Lagoon BMAP Interactive Story Map

Kevin Williams

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

 Central Indian River Lagoon BMAP Story Map

Breanna Crowell

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

North Indian River Lagoon BMAP Story Map

Breanna Crowell

Jackson Blue Spring
and Merritts Mill Pond Basin

(May 2016)

Terry Hansen

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

(August 2012)

Moira Homann

Lake Jesup

(May 2010)

Moira Homann

Lake Okeechobee

(December 2014)

Sara Davis 

Long Branch

(May 2008)

Moira Homann 

Lower St. Johns River (LSJR) Mainstem

(October 2008)

Tiffany Busby

Lower St. Johns River (LSJR) Tributaries

(December 2009)

Anita Nash

Lower St. Johns River (LSJR)Tributaries II

(August 2010)

Anita Nash

Manatee River Basin

(April 2014)

Anita Nash 

Orange Creek - Phase 1

(May 2008)

Mary Paulic

Orange Creek - Phase 2

(July 2014)

Mary Paulic

Rainbow Springs Basin

(December 2015)

Terry Hansen

Santa Fe River

(February 2012)

Terry Hansen
 

Silver Springs, Silver Springs Group, and Upper Silver River

(October 2015)

Mary Paulic

St. Lucie River and Estuary

(June 2013)

Breanna Crowell

Upper Ocklawaha

(August 2007)

Mary Paulic

Upper Ocklawaha River Basin
Phase 2

(July 2014)

Mary Paulic

Upper Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs

(October 2015)

Moira Homann 

Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal

 (October 2015)

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 department’s 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, please email Kevin Coyne at Kevin.Coyne@dep.state.fl.us .
If you are interested in subscribing to updates for BMAP Meeting Notifications, please email Johna Costantino at Johna.J.Costantino@dep.state.fl.us .  

Watershed Quality Restoration Program
2600 Blair Stone Road - Mail Station 3565
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2400
Phone: (850) 245-7508
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April 20, 2018 - 4:00pm

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