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Water Quality/Quality BMPs for Flatwoods Citrus Operations in Florida
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 244-249 in Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Environmental Regulations: Proceedings of the March 11-13, 2002 Conference, (Fort Worth, Texas, USA) 701P0102.(doi:10.13031/2013.7564)
Authors: M.V. Thomas and B.J. Bowman
Keywords: TMDL, BMP, water volume, sediment, nutrients, pesticides, aquatic weeds, water quality
The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program requirements of the federal Clean Water Act are
requiring states to develop new initiatives for managing agricultural nonpoint sources. In Florida, public
agencies and the agricultural community are taking the lead in implementing a watershed-based process
for BMP development.