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FDEP Surface Water Quality Standards Update

February 20, 2020
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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SFWMD Headquarters, B-1 Auditorium
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces a pair of public meetings to provide information about the findings of the Department’s South Florida Canal Study (study). An open discussion and time for public comments will be provided. These public meetings are not associated with any rulemaking activities.

The purpose of the study was to perform a comprehensive assessment of South Florida canals and the aquatic life associated with those canals. The study objectives included 1) assessing the aquatic life of South Florida canals; 2) evaluating the physical, management, and biogeochemical differences among South Florida canals; 3) determining any interrelationships between aquatic life in canals and other physical, hydrologic, and chemical variables (e.g., water quality, flow, management activities) that affect the aquatic life; and, 4) collect information that can be used to guide management decisions.

The purpose of the public meetings is to discuss the technical findings of the study, answer questions about the study and results, and take public comments on the study results and potential next steps.

Two public meetings have been scheduled:

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: South Florida Water Management District, Fort Myers Service Center, 1st floor conference room, 2301 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: South Florida Water Management District, Auditorium B-1, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida

Copies of the public meeting agendas and the South Florida Canal Study Report are available at the Department’s South Florida Canal Study on our FTP site,

Please contact Ken Weaver (email: [email protected]; phone:850-245-8414) if you have any questions about the public meeting or the South Florida Canal Study.


Ken Weaver

Environmental Administrator

Standards Development Section

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 6511

Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400