Apalachicola River and Bay Ecosystem Management Plan
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Introduction In Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

This document is 183 pages in its original format and is being offered here in zipped format to download by section and as a complete document.

Section A: Water Budget
This issue provides a broad view if the present status of the water resources of the basin, the pressures exerted on those resources, and the management efforts that are used to mitigate the impacts if the pressures.

Section B: Water Quality
The key water parameters if concern in the Apalachicola River and Bay are levels if nutrients, metals, toxics, pathogens, and turbidity.

Section C: Sediment Quality
This issue addresses sediment quality in the Apalachicola River and Bay system.

Section D: Native Biodiversity
This issue area provides a broad view of the relative health and present status of components of the marine, estuarine, freshwater, and upland systems associated with the Apalachicola River and Bay.

Section E: Balancing Human Use and Demand for Natural Resources
This issue addresses the navigational maintenance impacts on the ecosystem, upland development and land use, and the human use of natural resources in the Apalachicola River and Bay.

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