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2020 EML Projects

1. Broward County Quaterly Canals and ICW Monitoring (details)
PurposeTo establish baseline water quality conditions in the primary water bodies of the eastern, urban core of BrowardCanals anew RiBroawSBrowa County.  The network primarily focuses on monitoring the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) primary freshwater canals, remnant natural estuarine rivers (e.g., New River), and estuarine Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).  Currently, the waters monitored with this program are considered Class III waters within the state of Florida that means their current designated use is for “Recreation, Propagation and Maintenance of a Healthy, Well-Balanced Population of Fish and Wildlife” (Florida Administrative Code 62-302 http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/wqssp/classes.htm).  Thus, this project allows for a long term understanding of a critical water resource in eastern Broward County.  In addition, it provides important information to understand the potential influence of urban systems on downstream waterbodies (Everglades and Atlantic Ocean) within the South Florida watershed.
2. Broward County Quarterly Canals - Bacteria (E. coli and Enterococci) Monitoring (details)
PurposeTo establish baseline water quality conditions Broward County, to address pollution characterized by public sewers, septic systems and stormwater pipes.
3. Broward County Microbial DNA Source Tracking (details)
Purpose: To establish baseline water quality conditions and provide relevant examination as to the source of bacteriological pollutants in local waterways.
4. New River Canal Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring (details)
Purpose: To determine environmental drivers that promote cyanobacteria harmful algal bloom in Las Olas/ Fort Lauderdale area.
5. Broward County School Board: Monitoring of Groundwater and Drinking Water Contamination (details)
Purpose: To quarterly monitor the concentration of contaminates in groundwater and drinking water associated with the Broward County School system at Piper High School.
6.  Salt Wells: Groundwater Monitoring of the Biscayne Bay Aquifer (details)
Purpose: The goal of this project is to monitor the levels of chloride intrusion of the Biscayne Surficial Aquifer
7. Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Services (Landfills): Groundwater Monitoring for Contamination 
Purpose: To monitor the underlying groundwater for contamination during the BC landfill’s active life and post-closure care period.
8. NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System): Water Quality Monitoring for NPDES/MS4 Permitting (details)
Purpose: To provide water quality information of the Broward County’s Canal System for the Broward County National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Municipal Separate Storm Water Sewer System (NPDES MS4) permit.
9.  Water and Wastewater Services: Wellfield Protection Monitoring (details)
Purpose: Analysis of Non-drinking BCWWS-WWOD Haz-Mat Facility wells to provide quality analytical results to fellow County Agency for use in EPGMD wellfield permit reporting
10. FDEP-Coastal/Florida Coral Reef Monitoring Program (details)
Purpose: Identify how land-based sources of pollution affect southeast Florida coral reef ecosystems.
11. FDEP-CRCP-9: Coral Reef Conservation Program Project-9 (details)
Purpose: A priority project for the State because more data is needed about how water quality changes during construction projects (Jupiter Island Dredging Project/ Delray and Ocean Ridge construction projects) near coral reef resources on sovereign submerged lands, so that the State can better protect those resources.  
12. University of Miami/Florida Keys Reasonable Assurance Documentation Program (FKRAD)
Purpose: Project of combined agencies to monitor and assess nearshore surface water quality throughout the Florida Keys. Monroe County has contracted the University of Miami Coastal Ecology Laboratory to carry out nearshore water quality monitoring throughout the Florida Keys in a partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP); (1) Two-year study to monitor 65 water quality stations 500 meters from the shoreline to document changes in water quality after recent upgrades (improved stormwater management and county-wide conversion from residential septic to central wastewater treatment). (2) Quarterly samples over two years and water quality data uploads into the Watershed Information Network (WIN) will demonstrate that the county-wide improvements in pollution control will meet water quality standards in the future.