Studies are now completed in the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin! Priority projects from the basins are in design. Within the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin, a number of water quality retrofits have been constructed. Some of the most notable include the Hollindel Regional Stormwater Pond, the Dead River Regional Stormwater Pong and the Gatford Raod Regional Stormwater Pond. Several other projects will be forthcoming as they are in various stages of design and permitting.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
The Stormwater Section has completed the Permit 3 Year 4 NPDES annual report. This report quantifies the activities the Stormwater Section has been participating in that represent the goals established for all Phase II MS4’s by FDEP. These goals include public education and outreach, public involvement/participation, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site runoff control, post construction stormwater management in development and re-development and pollution prevention/good housekeeping for municipal operations.
One of the six minimum control measures within Lake County's NPDES permit is the Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination program. This measure is designed to prohibit non-stormwater discharges from entering the County storm sewer system. The pdf documents listed below provide the education and enforcement mechanisms to meet this goal.
Total Maximum Daily Load's (TMDL)
The stormwater section is an active participant in the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) process and is one of the many partners that worked on the Group I Upper Ocklawaha Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP). This effort has been ongoing for over five years and the first BMAP in the state was adopted in August 2007. The BMAP process is an ongoing adaptive management effort in which results are evaluated and the plan is updated at regular intervals. In 2014 the Upper Ocklawaha BMAP document was updated to include new data, results and projects. This document has been the collaborative effort of regulatory agencies, local government, the business communities and citizens among others.
Stormwater Project Contruction Photos
Lake John Stormwater Retrofit: Final Planting