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Final Report: Mercury TMDL for the State of Florida

Floridaís Statewide Mercury TMDL for fresh and marine waters addresses impairments in Florida waters resulting from elevated levels of mercury (Hg) in fish tissue. Water quality impairments in Florida are made when total mercury in fish tissue exceeds Florida Department of Health (FDoH) advisory thresholds. The FDoH sets two thresholds for fish consumption advisories: (1) a general population advisory, where the total mercury in fish is equal to or exceeds 0.3 ppm, and (2) an advisory for women of child-bearing age and young children, where the total mercury in fish is equal to or exceeds 0.1 ppm.

Publisher - Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Subjects - Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL); Chemical, Mercury


Citation: DEP. 2013. Final Report: Mercury TMDL for the State of Florida. Tallahassee (FL): Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Watershed Evaluation and TMDL Section. 120 pp http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/tmdl/docs/tmdls/mercury/Mercury-TMDL.pdf