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Florida DEP Integrated Water Resource Monitoring Network: Duval Tributary Watch

Sponsoring Organization:  Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Northeast District

Description:  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Northeast District partners with the Duval County Health Department and City of Jacksonville's Regulatory and Environmental Services Department to provide quarterly water quality reports on tributaries of the St. Johns River in Duval County. Each agency is responsible for different aspects of environmental and public health protection. Florida Department of Environmental Protection Responsible for protecting the quality of Florida’s water resources through state water quality standards and monitoring. The agency conducts permitting and compliance and enforcement programs for Florida’s domestic and industrial wastewater facilities, and its drinking water systems. Duval County Health Department Environmental Health services are administered by the Duval County Health Department and aim to prevent or reduce potential health risks in daily surroundings. Environmental Resource Management The City of Jacksonville's RESD collects surface water quality data in Duval County. RESD closely coordinates all of its monitoring activities with other agencies and regularly provides data to state, regional and local agencies charged with permitting activities that may impact surface water quality.

Web Site:  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/northeast/trib/trib_watch.htm#Water%20Quality%20Monitoring%20Programs

Program Contact:  Lee Banks

Program Contact Email:  Lee.Banks@dep.state.fl.us

Program Contact Web URL:  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/storet/contacts.htm

Program Purpose:  Many agencies, businesses and non-governmental groups are working hard to enhance and protect the St. Johns River. Initiatives such as The River Agenda and American Heritage Rivers focus on the preservation and restoration of this precious resource.

Data Access Information:  Public Health results posted at public sites, shown on map at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/northeast/trib/images/trib1.jpg

Sampling Frequency:  At more than 100 sites, water quality in the tributaries of the St. Johns River is monitored every 3 months by the City of Jacksonville's Regulatory and Environmental Services Department for bacteria

Data Collection Area Description:  At more than 100 sites, water quality in the tributaries of the St. Johns River is monitored every 3 months by the City of Jacksonville's Regulatory and Environmental Services Department for bacteria, dissolved oxygen and salinity. The City monitors the following sites: * Arlington River * Broward River and Dunn Creek * Cedar River * Julington and Durbin Creeks * Miscellaneous Rural Tributaries * Ortega River * Pablo Creek and Greenfield/Mt. Pleasant Creeks * St. Johns River Minor Tributaries * Mill Cove/Arlington Area * St. Johns River Minor Tributaries * Downtown Area St. Johns River Minor Tributaries * Southside Area Trout River

Monitoring Stations:  no stations are currently registered in the database

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