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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

As of July 2018, DEP has developed 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. On July 1, 2018, a single statewide report replaced 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 the report

Pending BMAPs for Outstanding Florida Springs

Waterbody

BMAP Documents

Contact

Crystal River / Kings Bay 

(June 2018)

Terry Hansen

DeLeon Spring 

(June 2018)

Moira Homann

Gemini Springs

(June 2018)

Moira Homann

Homosassa and Chassahowitzka Springs Groups

(June 2018)

Terry Hansen

Jackson Blue Spring and Merritts Mill Pond Basin

(June 2018)

Terry Hansen

Santa Fe River

(June 2018)

Terry Hansen

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)

Terry Hansen

Upper Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs

(June 2018)

Moira Homann 

Volusia Blue Spring

(June 2018)

Moira Homann 

Wacissa River and Wacissa Spring Group

(June 2018)

Celeste Lyon

Weeki Wachee

(June 2018)

Terry Hansen

Wekiwa and Rock Springs 

(June 2018)

Moira Homann 

Adopted BMAPS  

Waterbody

BMAP Documents

Contact

Alafia River Basin

(April 2014)

Anita Nash 

Bayou Chico

(October 2011)

Anita Nash

Caloosahatchee Estuary Basin

(November 2012)

Caloosahatchee Estuary Interactive Story Map

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)

Lake Okeechobee Story Map

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 



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.

View Full Size Map

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 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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September 11, 2018 - 4:29pm

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