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DEP Releases Lake Jesup Management Plan

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced adoption of the Lake Jesup Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) to reduce pollution and restore the water quality of the lake. Lake Jesup is one of the largest lakes in central Florida. The action plan... identifies actions to decrease nutrient concentrations in Lake Jesup.

Proposed actions in the BMAP include stormwater system management; regulations, ordinances and guidelines; conservation and land acquisition; best management practices for agricultural lands; public education and outreach; wastewater infrastructure; and ongoing water quality monitoring. The stakeholders have already implemented many of these actions and the remaining projects will be in place within the next five years.

Click here to view the Lake Jesup BMAP