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To protect the quality of life and promote a sustainable future by managing and conserving the natural resources of Brevard County.

Natural Resources - Watershed Management Program

The Brevard County Stormwater Program  was created in 1990 by the Board of County Commissioners. Since its creation, the Program has proven to be a leader in stormwater management in the state of Florida. The Stormwater Program has established strong working relationships with St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), the National Estuary Program (NEP), local municipalities and other counties throughout the state.

Together with these agencies, the Brevard County Stormwater Program has provided assistance and recommendations for the selection and implementation of the most efficient and cost effective stormwater treatment methods.

FLOODING SURVEY
Please help us collect information on flooding issues in Brevard County by participating in a flooding survey to help document issues, damages, and costs incurred as a result of flood events in Brevard County.



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Brevard Oyster Gardening Project
Brevard County has partnered with Brevard Zoo to launch the Oyster Gardening Project;  a community-based program that allows citizens to foster and raise oysters that will later be introduced back in to the Indian River Lagoon...
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Let Only Rain Go Down The Storm Drain
 Brevard County Natural Resources Stormwater program
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About the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) and the St. Johns River (SJR)
Brevard County encompasses approximately 1,500 square miles with most of the urbanized sections of the County located along the coast and barrier islands. Thousands of indivdual outfalls in Brevard County drain to either the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) or the St. Johns River (SJR). The IRL occupies the majority of central Brevard and includes the Indian River , Banana River and Mosquito Lagoon. Throughout Brevard, there are over 2,000 stormwater outfalls, which convey untreated stormwater into the Lagoon.

Brevard County Stormwater Indian River LagoonAs part of the implementation of its growth management plan, local regulations were changed in 1978 to assure that all subdivisions and commercial sites developed within Brevard County were required to treat stormwater runoff to reduce pollutants carried to surface waters and to store runoff volumes to reduce flooding of downstream properties. However, much of Brevard was developed prior to this time and had little or no stormwater treatment facilities. To prevent flooding in these areas and address stormwater-related pollution problems, additional measures were required. In September 1990, Brevard County adopted an ordinance that created a Stormwater utility, thereby providing a dedicated source of funding for the stormwater program. In 2007 the Stormwater Program became part of the Brevard County Natural Resources Managment Office, as a principle part of the Watershed Management Program.

For several decades the Brevard County Stormwater Program has been a leader in stormwater management and will continue to strive toward success in the years to come. The program has numerous projects planned for the next several years that will help alleviate flooding issues in identified areas and provide treatment to stormwater before it reaches its final destination, the Indian River Lagoon or St. Johns River.


 

Things To Know...

Presentations and Reports: Advancing Restoration of the Indian River Lagoon.
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20160315 IRL FINAL REPORT REV MARCH 2016 13.39 MB15 Mar, 2016
20160308 IRL TMDL Report Appendix D 796.47 KB15 Mar, 2016
20160308 IRL TMDL Report Appendix C 560.68 KB15 Mar, 2016
20160308 IRL TMDL Report Appendix B 295.33 KB15 Mar, 2016
20160308 IRL TMDL Report Appendix A 175.83 KB15 Mar, 2016
20160202IRL FINAL REPORT-REV FEB 2016 13.34 MB10 Feb, 2016
20151217 IRL TMDL presentation 6.93 MB31 Dec, 2015
20151217 IRL TMDL presentation 6.93 MB31 Dec, 2015
20151016 SWIL 3.0 Methodology Report 6.85 MB31 Dec, 2015
20151016 SWIL 3.0 Methodology Report 6.85 MB31 Dec, 2015
20150929 IRL Phase2 Letter Report Final 38.93 MB31 Dec, 2015
20150825 IRL TMDL Presentation 13.43 MB31 Dec, 2015
20150825 IRL TMDL Presentation 13.43 MB31 Dec, 2015
20150129 Supplemental Analysis 2.22 MB31 Dec, 2015
20150129 Supplemental Analysis 2.22 MB31 Dec, 2015
20150129 IRL TMDL Update SWIL 5.07 MB31 Dec, 2015
20150129 IRL TMDL Update SWIL 5.07 MB31 Dec, 2015
20150129 IRL Segment Load Update 1.47 MB31 Dec, 2015
20150129 IRL Segment Load Update 1.47 MB31 Dec, 2015
20150129 IRL Seagrass Data Analysis 269.30 KB31 Dec, 2015
20140914 BMAP Workshop VBarker 3.28 MB31 Dec, 2015
20140914 BMAP Workshop VBarker 3.28 MB31 Dec, 2015
20140914 BMAP Workshop TMDL Critique 1.21 MB31 Dec, 2015
20140914 BMAP Workshop SWIL2.0 2.73 MB31 Dec, 2015
20140914 BMAP Workshop Stormwater Utility 647.67 KB31 Dec, 2015
20140914 BMAP Workshop Frick Amending a TMDL 419.87 KB31 Dec, 2015
20140522 SWIL FDEP Review 744.18 KB31 Dec, 2015
20140522 IRL Work Group Presentation - Evaluating Groundwater Loadings 3.11 MB31 Dec, 2015
20140512 Presentation to Stakeholders 3.65 MB31 Dec, 2015
20140411 Dr Trefry MUCK 1.68 MB31 Dec, 2015
20140303 Analysis of Regressions Used for IRL TMDL Development 1.06 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130712 ERD SWIL Model Input Parameters 11.79 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130712 ERD SWIL Model Input Parameters 11.79 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 IRL Task 1Da Technical Approach Document Appendices 30.53 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 IRL Task 1D Technical Approach Document 6.44 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 IRL Task 1C Receiving Water Characterization Report 23.88 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 IRL Task 1C Receiving Water Characterization Report 23.88 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 IRL Task 1B Draft Nutrient Loading Estimates 202.67 KB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 IRL Task 1A DataCompilation 3.47 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 ERD SWIL Model Input Parameters November 2012 11.51 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 App F Seagrass Transect Protocol 595.17 KB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 App E Seagrass Coverage Maps 33.43 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 App D Color Turbidity TSS and Secchi Depth Analyses 26.18 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 App D Color Turbidity TSS and Secchi Depth Analyses 26.18 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 App C Dissolved Oxygen Analysis 4.43 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 App B Nutrient and Chla Analysis 25.94 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 App B Nutrient and Chla Analysis 25.94 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 App A Salinity Data 27.20 MB31 Dec, 2015
20130124 App A Salinity Data 27.20 MB31 Dec, 2015
2012220 Peene Presentation Atmospheric Deposition 1.49 MB31 Dec, 2015

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