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Watershed Management Plans now available on the Water Atlas

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Sarasota County has developed comprehensive watershed management plans for five of its major watersheds. These can now be accessed easily from a new watershed management plan page on the Water Atlas.

A watershed management plan defines and addresses existing or future water quality problems from both point sources and nonpoint sources of pollutants. Experience over the past decade has shown that effective watershed management includes active participation from stakeholders, analysis and quantification of the specific causes and sources of water quality problems, identification of measurable water quality goals, and implementation of specific actions needed to solve those problems.

Click the link below to read/download watershed management plans for the following basins:
  • Little Sarasota Bay
  • Sarasota Bay
  • Dona Bay
  • Roberts Bay North
  • Lemon Bay