Wednesday, November 16th 2016
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Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Weeki Wachee and Aripeka Springs and Crystal River/Kings Bay Joint BMAP Meeting
Runs through Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Time & Place
9:00 AM EST
Southwest Florida Water Management District Office, Board Room; 2379 Broad Street; Brooksville, FL 34604
A joint meeting related to the Crystal River/Kings Bay Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) and Weeki Wachee and Aripeka Springs BMAP is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the Southwest Florida Water Management District Board Room; 2379 Broad Street; Brooksville, FL 34604.
"DEP wants to ensure that the local public and stakeholders are part of our restoration process,” said Tom Frick, director of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. “These meetings are an opportunity for involved citizens to be part of the conversation.”
Nutrient pollution, or an excess of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous, is one of the primary challenges to water quality restoration across the state. Nutrients are naturally present in water and necessary for the healthy growth of plant and animal life; however, an excess of nutrients can lead to water quality problems like rapid growth of algal mats, habitat smothering and oxygen depletion in the water.
To combat water pollution, DEP first develops a restoration goal known as a TMDL. The TMDL, or total maximum daily load, identifies the maximum amount of a specific pollutant that may be present in a given water body for the water body to remain healthy and functional. The TMDL then functions as the target for a restoration plan, called a BMAP or basin management action plan. The BMAP is a five-year plan with set milestones that identifies projects and strategies to reduce pollution or eliminate pollutant sources.
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THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information, contact Terry Hansen, P.G. at 850-245-8561 or Terry.Hansen@dep.state.fl.us.
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