Nutrient Level II WQBELs for Gainesville Regional Utilities Final Order
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that the final order for the adoption of nutrient Water Quality Based Effluent Limitations (WQBELs) for discharges to Sweetwater Branch, which constitute site-specific numeric interpretations of the narrative nutrient criterion pursuant to paragraph 62-302.531(2)(a), Florida Administrative Code was issued on April 7, 2023.
From 2013 through 2016, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection conducted a comprehensive assessment of South Florida canals and the aquatic life associated with the canals. The objectives of the South Florida Canal Aquatic Life Study included:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.