Total Maximum Daily Loads Program

What is a TMDL? A scientific determination of the maximum amount of a given pollutant that a surface water can absorb and still meet the water quality standards that protect human health and aquatic life. Water bodies that do not meet water quality standards are identified as "impaired" for the particular pollutants of concern--nutrients, bacteria, mercury, etc.--and TMDLs must be developed, adopted and implemented for those pollutants to reduce pollutants and clean up the water body.

Publisher - Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Subjects - Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)

Citation: DEP. 2010. Total Maximum Daily Loads Program. Tallahassee (FL): Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).