Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
This section provides information, links to and reports on, on air and water quality from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Resource Management's (DARM's) AirInfo Data Search application which provides easy access to Air Facility, Air Compliance & Enforcement, and Annual Air Emissions data. Use AirInfo Data Search to find information about sources of air pollution at facilities across the state, including facility compliance and enforcement history and statewide emissions information. You can search by source category, location, SIC code and facility name.
Here are some links from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). They are great tools that are free for the public to use. Take some time to play around with them and see what you can find!
What is a Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP)?
A BMAP is the "blueprint" for restoring impaired waters by reducing pollutant loadings to meet the allowable loadings established in a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL*).
It represents a comprehensive set of strategies--permit limits on wastewater facilities, urban and agricultural best management practices, conservation programs, financial assistance and revenue generating activities, etc., designed to implement the pollutant reductions established by the TMDL. These broad-based plans are developed with local stakeholders - they rely on local input and local commitment - and they are adopted by Secretarial Order to be enforceable.
*A TMDL is a value of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a body of water can receive while still meeting water quality standards. Alternatively, TMDL is an allocation of that water pollutant deemed acceptable to the subject receiving waters.
Main Stem of the Lower St. Johns River (October 2008)
The LSJR BMAP represents the collaborative effort of the Lower St. Johns River TMDL Executive Committee in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration to identify the management strategies necessary to achieve the nutrient TMDLs for the main stem of the river from the confluence of the Ocklawaha River north to the mouth of the river.
Lower St. Johns River Tributaries (December 2009)
The Lower St. Johns River Tributaries BMAP addresses ten fecal coliform TMDLs for Newcastle Creek, Hogan Creek, Butcher Pen Creek, Miller Creek, Miramar Creek, Big Fishweir Creek, Deer Creek, Terrapin Creek, Goodby's Creek, and Open Creek. This plan developed collaboratively by the City of Jacksonville, JEA, Duval County Health Department, Florida Department of Transportation, Tributary Assessment Team, the community Basin Working Group Stakeholders, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Lower St. Johns River Tributaries II (August 2010)
The Lower St. Johns River Tributaries BMAP addresses fifteen fecal coliform TMDLs for Craig Creek, McCoy Creek, Williamson Creek, Fishing Creek, Deep Bottom Creek, Moncrief Creek, Blockhouse Creek, Hopkins Creek, Cormorant Branch, Wills Branch, Sherman Creek, Greenfield Creek, Pottsburg Creek, Upper Trout River, and Lower Trout River. This plan was developed collaboratively by the Cities of Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach; Naval Station Mayport, JEA, Duval County Health Department, Florida Department of Transportation, the community Basin Working Group Stakeholders, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
St. John's River Water Management District
This section is a collection of information that the St. John's River Water Management District
provides about water quality and water supply.
Various Online Tools, GIS and Data
- Many of the District’s staff are involved in collecting and analyzing large amounts of information. The information collected includes rainfall amounts, well levels, and surface water levels and fluctuations. The District’s geographic information system and floodplain mapping are used by local governments when planning land use and development.
Likewise, the data are useful as part of District-developed computer models, such as those that show the groundwater flow system, which provide a better understanding of how water moves underground. These models are used to evaluate the impact of current water use patterns in the District and the long-term water supply potential of the area’s aquifers.
Annual Water use Surveys and data:
Protecting and restoring water quality is a core mission of the St. Johns River Water Management District. A key component of this work is water quality monitoring and reporting.