The department announces the availability of the 2019 Strategic Monitoring Plans and IWR Run 56 database. These plans represent the water quality and biological monitoring needs identified by the department in preparation for basin assessments as part of the watershed management approach.
The Watershed Assessment Section developed the 2019 strategic monitoring plans available here to assist in assessing the health of Florida’s surface waters by conducting biological assessments and water quality sampling. These activities are carried out by seven Regional Operation Center (ROCs) located throughout the department’s six District offices and by staff in Tallahassee. This extensive monitoring effort is accomplished through coordination with water management districts, city and county governments.

The data collected from these efforts is used to evaluate Florida’s surface waters through the application of the Impaired Waters Rule (Chapter 62-303, Florida Administrative Code) assessment methodology. These monitoring efforts focus on collecting data where there may be shortfalls. These data are combined with other data available to the department by many other data providers and will be uploaded to the Watershed Information Network (WIN), formerly Florida STORET.

Monitoring data collected is used to assess the waterbody health and for those waterbodies that are verified as impaired, provides data used to develop Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and evaluate implementation of Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs).

In addition, the department has posted the IWR Run 56 database available for download. Data for Run 56 was extracted on November 30, 2018 from WIN, STORET, USGS, and SBIO.

For additional information on the development of the strategic monitoring plans, IWR Run database, or on the watershed management approach, please contact Kevin O’Donnell by phone at: 850-245-8469 or by email.

For additional information on water quality and biological monitoring site locations, please visit the Water Quality Monitoring Activity Tracker (MAT). The MAT is an interactive web-map application showing the locations where the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration staff conducts water quality and biological monitoring.

Thank you,

Kevin

Kevin O’Donnell
Environmental Administrator
Watershed Assessment Section
Division of Environmental Assessment & Restoration
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Rd MS#3560
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Kevin.Odonnell@dep.state.fl.us
Phone: 850.245.8469

The Watershed Assessment Section developed the 2019 strategic monitoring plans available here to assist in assessing the health of Florida’s surface waters by conducting biological assessments and water quality sampling. These activities are carried out by seven Regional Operation Center (ROCs) located throughout the department’s six District offices and by staff in Tallahassee. This extensive monitoring effort is accomplished through coordination with water management districts, city and county governments.  

The data collected from these efforts is used to evaluate Florida’s surface waters through the application of the Impaired Waters Rule (Chapter 62-303, Florida Administrative Code) assessment methodology. These monitoring efforts focus on collecting data where there may be shortfalls. These data are combined with other data available to the department by many other data providers and will be uploaded to the Watershed Information Network (WIN), formerly Florida STORET.   

Monitoring data collected is used to assess the waterbody health and for those waterbodies that are verified as impaired, provides data used to develop Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and evaluate implementation of Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs).

In addition, the department has posted the IWR Run 56 database available for download.  Data for Run 56 was extracted on November 30, 2018 from WIN, STORET, USGS, and SBIO.   

For additional information on the development of the strategic monitoring plans, IWR Run database, or on the watershed management approach, please contact Kevin O’Donnell by phone at: 850-245-8469 or by email.

For additional information on water quality and biological monitoring site locations, please visit the Water Quality Monitoring Activity Tracker (MAT). The MAT is an interactive web-map application showing the locations where the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration staff conducts water quality and biological monitoring.

Thank you,

Kevin

Kevin O’Donnell
Environmental Administrator
Watershed Assessment Section
Division of Environmental Assessment & Restoration
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Rd MS#3560
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Kevin.Odonnell@dep.state.fl.us
Phone: 850.245.8469

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