Non-Point Source Pollution Reduction

by J. Thomas Franques, Univ of South Florida, Tampa, United States,
Rhonda L. Townsend, Univ of South Florida, Tampa, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The paper reports on the results of a study to determine the effectiveness of the best management practices (BMPs) for use in the Tampa Bay Watershed. The study aims to determine the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and feasibility of alternative BMP strategies for the watershed. A matrix that identifies every combination of land use and soil type that is compatible with each BMP is produced. A BMP database containing efficiencies, site constraints and cost effectiveness data for 40 BMPs considered for use in the Tampa Bay Watershed has been compiled including data on total nitrogen removal efficiency, total phosphorus removal efficiency, total suspended solids removal efficiency and other water quality constituents.

Subject Headings: Nonpoint pollution | Nutrient pollution | Best Management Practices (BMPs) | Watersheds | Water pollution | Nitrogen | Phosphorus | Soil pollution | Florida | United States | Tampa

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