An area within the landward extent of waters of the state where herbaceous ground cover constitutes greater than 30 percent of the uppermost stratum.
Hydrologically Altered Wetland
A wetland in which the hydrologic regime has been altered prior to October 1, 1985, by drainage works that have directly resulted in substantial and continuing reduction in water levels.
A wetland created solely as a result of human activity, such as scraping or contouring of uplands or the land application of reclaimed water, that then comes within the landward extent of waters. A man-made treatment wetland does not include a wetland that was created as mitigation pursuant to a department dredge and fill permit or consent order.
A wetland within the landward extent of waters of the state used to receive reclaimed water that contain not more, on an annual average basis, than the following concentrations (Advanced Wastewater Treatment Standards):
Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand 5 mg/L;
Total Suspended Solids 5 mg/L;
Total Nitrogen (as N) 3 mg/L; and
Total Phosphorus (as P) 1 mg/L.
Wastewater treatment to a level that will achieve the effluent limitation specified in Rule 62-600.420, F.A.C.
A wetland within the landward extent of waters of the state used to treat reclaimed water that has received secondary treatment with nitrification.
An area within the landward extent of waters where woody vegetation constitutes equal to or greater than 70 percent of the uppermost stratum.
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