Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Plan Update 2008 Draft: Lower St. Johns River Basin
The lower St. Johns River and Lake George have documented impairments and degradedsurface water quality. Significant scientific understanding has been made in the past 20years and improvement through project development has continued, although surfacewaters remain in a degraded state. With the initiation of the surface water managementplanning cycle, known as the total maximum daily load (TMDL) effort, the Lower St. JohnsRiver Basin (LSJRB) has received funding necessary to complete state-of-the-art waterquality modeling resulting in a nutrient pollutant load reduction goal (PLRG). This goal hasbeen used to establish the LSJRB nutrient TMDL, which has initiated major restorationefforts. Through collaborative efforts, the St. Johns River Water Management District(SJRWMD), state, local governments, utilities, and private entities are makingunprecedented strides to reduce nutrient discharges ahead of the implementation plan, theBasin Management Action Plan (BMAP). Examples of projects include wastewater treatmentfacility upgrades, reuse of reclaimed wastewater, stormwater retrofits, and agricultural bestmanagement practices.
Publisher - St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD)
Subjects - Water Quality; Water, Surface; Lower St. Johns River
Citation: SJRWMD. 2008. Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Plan Update 2008 Draft: Lower St. Johns River Basin. Palatka (FL): St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD). 210 pp http://www.sjrwmd.com/SWIMplans/2008_LSJRB_SWIM_Plan_Update.pdf