Final Lists of Impaired Waters for the Group 5 (Cycle 2) Basins
Please Note: Revisions to the Group 5 Lists of Impaired Waters 2014
The department has revised the verified lists of impaired waters and delist lists by Secretarial Order for the following Group 5 basins: Everglades, Indian River Lagoon, Springs Coast, and Upper East Coast. The Group 5 list was revised to make necessary changes in response to additional information provided to and evaluated by the department.
List of Waters Amended for the Group 5-Cycle 2 Verified and Delist Lists (MSExcel)
These lists represent the second rotation through the Group 5 basins and another step in the process of restoring impaired waters for these basins. Now that these lists have been adopted by Secretarial Order, the department staff will begin developing TMDLs for waters on the verified list. A TMDL represents the maximum amount of pollutant loading that can be discharged to a water body and have its designated uses be met. After TMDL adoption, the next step in this process will be the development, by watershed stakeholders and DEP, of a Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP). The BMAP will specify the activities, schedule, and funding sources that point and nonpoint source dischargers will undertake to restore the water body.
The next rotation through these basins is scheduled to begin in July 2016.
Final Verified Lists for Group 5 Basins (MSExcel Format)
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