pollutant loads

Stormwater Pollution to Lower St. Johns River Controlled

Stormwater Pollution to Lower St. Johns River Controlled

ATLANTIC BEACH, Florida, November 24, 2008 (ENS) – The Lower St. Johns River will run cleaner now that a stormwater retrofitting project is complete at the City of Atlantic Beach. “The Hopkins Creek Project was originally proposed after storms repeatedly flooded residences and streets,” said Atlantic Beach Mayor John Meserve. The 1.7 acre Hopkins Creek…

Texas Asks Public Help to Clear Bacteria from Oyster Waters

Texas Asks Public Help to Clear Bacteria from Oyster Waters

AUSTIN, Texas, May 29, 2008 (ENS) – Concentrations of fecal coliform bacteria in six Houston-Galveston area bays have risen to the point that some areas are closed to the harvesting of shellfish for direct marketing, according to the Texas agency in charge of environment. “Microorganisms from human and animal waste may contaminate oysters and other…

Florida Identifies 272 Impaired Waterbodies for Cleanup

Florida Identifies 272 Impaired Waterbodies for Cleanup

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, has identified five groups of waterbodies that are impaired and in need of water monitoring, cleanup and restoration. In the latest round of evaluating impairments in the surface waters of Florida, DEP Deputy Secretary Mimi Drew signed a final order on…