This project was part of KCA’s City of Clearwater EOR contract awarded in 2012. The KCA team developed a BPCP for Alligator Creek, an impaired water body. FDEP adopted a fecal coliform TMDL for Waterbody Identification (WBID) 1574, part of Alligator Creek watershed, in 2009. The fecal coliform TMDL requires a 51% reduction from non-point sources discharging to Alligator Creek. This BPCP was developed to identify infrastructure needs, management practices, and programs to reduce bacterial pollution loads in Alligator Creek that are ultimately conveyed to the receiving waters. The process used for development of this BPCP included the identification of potential bacterial sources, investigation of these potential sources, field reconnaissance and coordination with stakeholders, identification of existing and future programs to address bacterial pollution within the WBID, and development of public education and outreach and pet waste management programs to reduce bacterial loadings realized in the Tampa Bay estuarine system.
The BPCP identified structural and nonstructural Best Management Practices (BMPs) and program activities to reduce bacterial loadings discharged to Alligator Creek and other activities to be implemented, schedule for implementation, anticipated load reductions, and a list of current and proposed City of Clearwater stormwater, flood control, and wastewater improvement projects.
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