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Statewide Alternative Restoration Plan Status

DEP works statewide to encourage local stakeholders to develop Alternative Restoration Plans (4b or 4e plans) at the earliest practical time. Early implementation of restoration activities is more cost effective and may allow DEP to forgo certain regulatory steps - most notably, the development of total maximum loads (TMDLs) and basin management action plans (BMAPs) - thereby focusing limited local and state resources directly on measures that will improve water quality.

Shell, Prairie, and Joshua Creeks RAP

Shell, Prairie, and Joshua Creeks Reasonable Assurance Plan

This RAP was developed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District in cooperation with DEP, DACS, agricultural producers and others. There are 41 signatories to the Plan which sets forth actions to reduce chlorides, conductivity, and total dissolved solids in numerous waterbodies from these watersheds.


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