Why is stormwater a problem? To give some perspective, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicates that over 40 percent of waters assessed by the states are too polluted for fishing or swimming. The top four impairments are pathogens, metals, nutrients and sediment. Nonpoint sources associated with stormwater account for over 40 percent of these polluted waters.
The Mining and Mitigation Technical Support (MMTS) staff of the Engineering, Hydrology and Geology Program (EHGP) provides technical assistance to the Mining and Mitigation Program, the Oil and Gas Program, and other programs within the Division of Water Resource Management.
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.