Northern Coastal Basin surface water improvement and management plan : Northern Coastal Basin SWIM plan

Haydt, Paul J. and Frazel, Denis (2003) Northern Coastal Basin surface water improvement and management plan : Northern Coastal Basin SWIM plan. Palatka, FL, St. Johns River Water Management District,

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Abstract

In recognition of the need to place additional emphasis on the restoration, protection, and management of the surface water resources of the state, the Florida Legislature, through the Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Act of 1987, directed the state’s water management districts to “design and implement plans and programs for the improvement and management of surface water” (Section 373.451, Florida Statutes [FS]). The SWIM legislation requires the water management districts to protect the ecological, aesthetic, recreational, and economic value of the state’s surface water bodies, keeping in mind that water quality degradation is frequently caused by point and nonpoint source pollution and that degraded water quality can cause both direct and indirect losses of aquatic habitats. The St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) initiated the Northern Coastal Basin (NCB) project in 1995 in response to general water quality concerns and the closure of historic shellfish harvesting areas. Potential negative impacts from current and anticipated growth on coastal resources, particularly shellfish harvesting, highlighted the need for a dedicated program to address surface water quality and estuary issues. In addition, a number of water bodies in the NCB are listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (303d list) as not having sufficient water quality to meet their designated uses. The purpose of the NCB SWIM Plan is to set forth a proactive course of action, identifying the projects that address both estuarine water quality and habitat protection, and the effort needed to accomplish them, consistent with the levels and trends of available funding. (99pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Northern Coastal Basin surface water improvement and management plan : Northern Coastal Basin SWIM plan
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Haydt, Paul J.phaydt@sjrwmd.com
Frazel, Denis
Date: 2003
Publisher: St. Johns River Water Management District
Place of Publication: Palatka, FL
Latitude: 29.9097
Longitude: -81.3001
Uncontrolled Keywords: estuarine water quality; estuaries; habitat protection; shellfish; pollutant load reduction goals (PLRG); Tolomato River; Matanzas River; Pellicer Creek; Halifax River; water quality; coastal zone management; wetlands; salt marsh
Subjects: Ecology
Conservation
Fisheries
Environment
Planning
Item ID: 111
Depositing User: Susie Hallowell
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2007 13:49
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:35
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/111

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