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Thursday, June 23rd 2016

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Crystal River / Kings Bay BMAP Meeting

Runs through Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 

Time & Place

2:00 PM EDT
Crystal River City Hall, 123 NW Highway 19; Crystal River, FL 34428

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Announcing a meeting for the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) for Crystal River / Kings Bay. More information on the Crystal River/Kings Bay meeting will be sent out closer to the meeting date.

"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.

More Information

Terry Hansen | 850-245-8561 | Email | Map

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