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News & Announcements

Final List of Assessments in the Group 5 Basins for the Verified List of Impaired Waters, Delist List, Study List, and Study List Removals

The department announces the availability of the FINAL lists of assessments for waterbodies and water segments within the Group 5 Basins: Everglades, Florida Keys, Indian River Lagoon, Perdido, Springs Coast, and Upper East Coast. These FINAL Verified Lists, Delist ListsStudy Lists and Study List Removals were produced with water quality and biological data included in the IWR Database Run 54_2. These final lists were adopted by a Secretarial Order signed by DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein, on June 27, 2018.

This Order includes off-cycle amendments to the Verified List of Impaired Waters for one waterbody in the Group 2 Middle St. Johns basin, one waterbody in the Group 3 Sarasota Bay - Peace - Myakka basin, finalizes the assessment determination for eight waterbodies in the Group 4 Kissimmee basin, and adopts revisions to the Verified List of Impaired Waters in the Group 2 Apalachicola - Chipola Basin. This order also adopts amendments to the Verified List of Impaired Waters for springs and springs runs in the Group 1 Ocklawaha and Suwannee basins, Group 2 Apalachicola - Chipola and Middle St. Johns basins, and Group 4 Withlacoochee basin.

A specific list of waterbodies addressed in these amendments is available here.  


       Submitting Bioassessment Data

  • The department is requesting external data providers who would like to submit applicable bioassessment data to help support the department's Impaired Waters assessment. Please download and complete the Bioassessment Data Template, available as a Microsoft Excel worksheet (.xlsx). Once the template has been completed with the required information, please submit the worksheet and any supporting documentation (field sheets, photos, etc.) by email to Kevin O'Donnell.​​​​​​


Guidance on Developing Restoration Plans as Alternatives to TMDLs

  • The department encourages stakeholders (including state agencies and local governments) to seek 4b assessments or 4e assessments by submitting documentation in support of assessment category 4b or 4e. For this designation, documentation will be required to demonstrate reasonable progress that the proposed projects or programs will restore an impaired waterbody.
Last Modified:
July 5, 2018 - 9:40am

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