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About Watershed Management
The Watershed Management Program is responsible for fostering better stewardship of Florida’s ground and surface water resources. Working with other state agencies, water management districts, local governments, citizens, and the private sector, the bureau coordinates the collection, data management, and interpretation of monitoring information to assess the health of our water resources; develops watershed-based aquatic resource goals and pollutant loading limits for individual water bodies; and develops and implements management action plans to preserve or restore water bodies. These activities are undertaken using the rotating basin approach that assures that the watershed plans for each of the state’s watersheds are evaluated and updated every five years.
The Watershed Management Program is responsible for the implementation of a wide variety of programs that help protect, manage, or restore Florida’s surface and ground waters. Major initiatives within the Program include:
Successful implementation of these programs depends on close coordination, communication, and cooperation with other state agencies, the water management districts, local governments, citizens, and the private sector.
Last updated: June 30, 2015
2600 Blair Stone Road M.S. 3500
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
850-245-8336 (phone) / 850-245-8356 (fax)