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ABBREVIATION           Full Name
ACE (USACE) (US) Army Corps of Engineers

AIF

Associated Industries of Florida (oil-drill lobby group)

ANOVA Analysis of Variance

APAFR

Avon Park Air Force Range

ASR

Aquifer Storage and Recovery

ATS

Algal Turf Scrubber

AWS Alternative Water Supply

AWSF

Alternative Water Storage Facility

AWT Advanced Wastewater Treatment
BAF BioAccumulation Factor
BAT Best Available Technology
BCF BioConcentration Factor
BMAP Basin Management Action Plan
BMP Best Management Practice (Agriculture)
BOD Biological Oxygen Demand
BODR Basis of Design Report
BWCD  Barron Water Control District
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C-2

Canal in Miami-Dade County

C-11

 

C-23

 

C-24

(Diversion Canal)

C-25

(Belcher Canal)

C-43

Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR Pilot), Caloosahachee

C-44

(St. Lucie Canal)

C-111

Miami-Dade water distribution spreader canal

C-139

Annex Land

C&SF

Central & Southern Florida

C&SF Project Central & Southern Florida Flood Control Project
CAFO concentrated animal feeding operation

CAPT

Coordinating Agency Planning Team

CARL Conservation and Recreation Lands

CBIR

Community Budget Issue Request

CCA

Civic Council Association

CE

Caloosahatchee Estuary

CELCP

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program

CEM conceptual ecosystem model

CERP 

Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program

Chla chlorophyll a
CNMP Comprehensive Nutrient Management Program

COP

Certificates of Participation (financial Instrument for issuing bonds)

COR 

Contracting Officer Representative

CR Community Respiration
CRE Caloosahatchee River and Estuary

CREW

Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed

CRW

Caloosahatchee River Watershed

CRWPP

Caloosahatchee River Watershed Protection Plan

CSOP Combined Structural and Operational Plan
CUP Consumptive Use Permitting
CWA Clean Water Act

CZMA

Coastal Zone Management Act

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DBHYDRO District’s hydrometerological database
DCP Data Collection Platform
DCT Design Coordination Team
Decomp Decompartmentalization
DEP (Florida) Department of Environmental Protection
DERM Department of Environmental Resource Management
District (SFWMD) South Florida Water Management District
DMSTA Dynamic Model for Stormwater Treatments Areas
DO Dissolved Oxygen
DOC Dissolved Organic Carbon
DOI

Department of the Interior

DOM

Dissolved Organic Matter

DPV Downstream Protection Value
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EAA Everglades Agricultural Area
ECP Everglades Construction Project
ECR Everglades Consolidated Report
EFA Everglades Forever Act
EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

ELM Everglades Landscape Model
EMAP Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program
EMCT Environmental Monitoring Coordination Team
ENP

Everglades National Park

ENR Everglades Nutrient Removal
EPA

Environmental Protection Agency (US)

EPA

Everglades Protection Area (Water Conservation Areas 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B, the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife
Refuge, and the Everglades National Park)

EPD Everglades Protection District
ERC Environmental Regulation Commission
ERC Environmental Regulation Commission

ERP

Environmental Resource Permit

ESA

Endangered Species Act

ET

Evapotranspiration

ETp potential evapotranspiration

ETF

Everglades Trust Fund

EvPA Everglades Protection Area (Water Conservation Areas 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B, the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife
Refuge, and the Everglades National Park)

EVS

Ecological Value Score

EWOD

Everglades Works of the District

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FAA

Federal Aviation Authority

FAC

Florida Administrative Code

FARE

Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy

FAS Floridan aquifer system

FAV

Floating Aquatic Vegetation

FDACS Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
FDEP Florida Department of Environmental Protection
FDOH Florida Department of Health
FDOT Florida Department of Transportation
FEC Fisheating Creek
FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement
FFAC Florida Forever Advisory Council
FFB Florida Farm Bureau
FFWP Florida Forever Work Plan
FIATT Florida Invasive Animal Task Team

FKWQIP

Florida Keys Water Quality Improvements Program

FLEPPC Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
FOCC Florida Oceans and Coastal Council
FP&L Florida Power and Light

FPL

Florida Power and Light Company – FL electrical power utility

FRESP Florida Ranchland Environmental Services Project
FRPP Farm and Ranchland Protection Program

FS

Florida Statutes

FSA Florida Stormwater Association
FSEIA Florida Solar Energy Industries Association

FSQM

Field Sampling Quality Manual

FWC

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

FWEAUC Florida Water Environment Association Utility Council
FWM flow-weighted mean
FWRA Florida Watershed Restoration Act

FY

Financial Year

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GEER Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (biannual conference)

GIS

Geographic Information Systems

GMA

Growth Management Act (Florida)

GOES

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

GPS Global Positioning System

GRR

General Reevaluation Report

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HDPE

High Density Polyethylene

HHD Herbert Hoover Dike (Lake Okeechobee)
HLR hydraulic loading rate
HRP Headwaters Revitalization Project
HRT Hydraulic Residence (or retention) Time
HSI Habitat Suitability Index
HUC Hydrologic Unit Code
HWTT Hybrid Wetland Treatment Technology(TM)
ICGA Indiantown Citrus Growers Association
IMC Interagency Modeling Center
IOP Interim Operational Plan

IRL

Indian River Lagoon

ISWG Invasive Species Working Group
IWR Initial Water Reservation
JW Jurisdictional Wetland
KBMOS Kissimmee Basin Modeling and Operations Study
KCOL Kissimmee Chain of Lakes

KOE

Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades

KRHRP Kissimmee River Headwaters Revitalization Project
KRREP Kissimmee River Restoration Evaluation Program
KRRP Kissimmee River Restoration Project
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L-30

Seepage Management (Pilot)

L-31N

Canal adjacent to the Everglades

LA Load Allocation
LEC Lower East Coast
LILA Loxahatchee Impoundment
Landscape Assessment
LMA Lake Management Area

LNWR
(ARM-LNWR)

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahachee National Wildlife Refuge

LO

Lake Okeechobee

LOEM Lake Okeechobee Environment Model

LOER

Lake Okeechobee and Estuary Recovery

LOFT

Lake Okeechobee Fast-Track

LOIWRP Lake Okeechobee Isolated Wetland Restoration Program

LOK

Lake Okeechobee

LOOP

Lake Okeechobee Operating Permit

LOPA

Lake Okeechobee Protection Act

LOPP

Lake Okeechobee Protection Plan

LORS

Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule

LOSA

Lake Okeechobee Service Area

LOW

Lake Okeechobee Watershed

LOWA Lake Okeechobee WatershedAssessment

LOWCP

Lake Okeechobee Watershed Construction Project

LOWOD Lake Okeechobee Works of theDistrict
LOWP Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project
LOWQM Lake Okeechobee Water Quality Model

LSM

Land Suitability Model

LTMP Long-Term Management Plan
LWC Lower West Coast
LWL Lake Worth Lagoon

LTPP

Long-Term Process Plan

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MAP Monitoring and Assessment Plan
MAPS Managed Aquatic Plant System
MDL Method Detection Limit
MDN Mercury Deposition Network
MeHg methylmercury
MF Microfiltration

MFL

Minimum Flow Level

MGD Million Galons per Day

MISP

Master Implementation Sequencing Plan

MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOS Margin of Safety
MOU Memorandum of Understanding

MWD

Modified Water Deliveries

N

Nitrogen

NADP National Atmospheric Deposition Program
NAVD North American Vertical Datum
NCDC National Climatic Data Center

NEEPP

Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NERSM

Northern Everglades Regional Simulation Model

NETP

Northern Everglades Technical Plan

NEWTT Noxious Exotic Weed Task Team

NGO

Non-governmental Organization

NGVD

National Geodetic Vertical Datum (elevation above sea level)

NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
non-ECP non-Everglades Construction Project
NOI Notice of Intent
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NPS

National Park Service

NRC

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRDC

Natural Resources Conservation Service

NCD North Springs Improvement District
NGO Nongovernmental Organization
NNC Numeric Nutrient Criteria
NOI Notice of Intent
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
NSM Natural System Model
NWQMC National Water Quality Monitoring Council

NWR

National Wildlife Refuge

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O&M Operation and Maintenance
OFW Outstanding Florida Water
OIG Office of Inspector General
OSTDS Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems
P

Phosphorus

P2TP

Phase II Technical Plan

PAD

Policy Advisory Committee

Park Everglades National Park
PCA Project Cooperative Agreement

PD&E

Project Development and Engineering

PDE Project Development and Engineering

PDT

Project Delivery Team

PEER

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (Florida)

PIR

Project Implementation Report

PLR Phosphorus Loading Rate
PLRG Pollutant Loading Reduction Goal

PMP

Project Management Plan

PM

Performance Measure

POI

Public Outreach Initiative

POR

Period of Record

PPS

Public Procurement Sector

PPDR

Pilot Project Design Report

PQL Practical Quantitation Limit
PRB Permeable Reactive Barrier
PSTA Periphyton-Based Stormwater Treatment Area

PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride

QAPP Quality Assurance Project Plan
QA/QC quality assurance/quality control
QASR Quality Assurance Systems Requirements

QRB

Quality Review Board

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R&D

Research and Development

R&U

Risk and Uncertainty

RASTA

Reservoir-Assisted Stormwater Treatment Area

RECOVER

Restoration Coordination and Verification (activities)

Refuge

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahachee National Wildlife Refuge

Restudy Central and Southern Florida Comprehensive Review Study (now the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, or
CERP)
RLSA

Rural Land Stewardship Areas

RO Reverse Osmosis

ROD

Record of Decision

RSM Regional Simulation Model

RWMA

Rothenberg Wildlife Management Area

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SAD

South Atlantic Division

SAS surficial aquifer system

SAV

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

SB Senate Bill
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCG Science Coordination Group
SCM Stormwater Control measure

SFER

South Florida Environmental Report

SFERWG South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group
SFRPC South Florida Regional Planning Council

SFWMD

South Florida Water Management District

SFWMM

South Florida Water Management Model

SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SIRL Southern Indian River Lagoon

SJRWMD

St. Johns River Water Management District

SLE St. Lucie Estuary

SLRW

St. Lucie River Watershed

SLRWPP St. Lucie River Watershed Protection Plan

SMA

8.5 Square Mile Area (Miami-Dade, Miami South)

SOETF Save Our Everglades Trust Fund
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SOR Save Our Rivers
SRB sulfate-reducing bacteria
SRF Systematic Reconnaissance Flight
SRP soluble reactive phosphorus
SSAC site-specific alternative criterion

STA

Stormwater Treatment Area

SW Surface Water
SWFFS Southwest Florida Feasibility Study
SWIM Surface Water Improvement and Management Plan

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T&E Threatened and Endangered

TAC

Technical Advisory Committee

TC total carbon [mg/L]
TCNS Taylor Creek/Nubbin Slough
TDP total dissolved phosphorus [mg/L]
TDS Total Dissolved Solid [mg/L]
THg total mercury [mg/L]
TKN total Kjeldahl nitrogen [mg/L]

TMDL

Total Maximum Daily Load

TNC

The Nature Conservancy

TOC

Technical Oversight Committee (of SFWMD)

TP

Total Phosphorus [mg/L]

TPL

Trust for Public Lands

TRAP Technical Review Advisory Panel
TS total sulfur [mg/L]
TSS total suspended solids [mg/L]

Tussock

Rooted vegetation floating on peat rafts

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UAL unit area load
UEC Upper East Coast
UF University of Florida
UF/IFAS University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences

UKB

Upper Kissimmee Basin

UKISSWIN

Upper Kissimmee Model

(US) ACE

US Army Corps of Engineers

USDA United States Department of Agriculture

(US) DOE

(US) Department of the Environment

(US) DOI (US) Department of the Interior

(US) EPA

(US) Environmental Protection Agency

USFS United States Forest Service

USFWS

(US) Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS

United States Geological Survey

USSR

Unified Statewide Stormwater Rule

UTF

Urban Turf Fertilizer

VEC Valued Ecosystem Component
WAM watershed assessment model
WaterSIP Water Savings Incentive Program
WBID Waterbody Identification Number
WLA Waste Load Allocation
WMA Wildlife Management Area

WCA

Water Conservation Area

WOD Works of the District

WPA

Water Preservation Area

WRAC Water Resources Advisory Commission

WRAC

Workshop

WRDA

Water Resources Development Act

WSE

Water Supply and Environment

WWF

World Wildlife Fund

WWTP Wastewater Treatment Plant
WY

Water Year (for the SFWMD it is, May 1 through April 30)

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ac

acre (area)

ac-ft

acre-foot (volume)

cfs

cubic feet per second (flow rate)

ft

feet (distance)

gpd gallons per day
gpy gallons per year

ha

hectares (area)

Hg mercury

km

kilometer (distance)

m

meter (distance)

mi

mile (distance)

MGD

million gallons per day (flow rate)

mgd million gallons per day (flow rate)
mgy million gallons per year (flow rate)
msl mean sea level (elevation)

mt

metric tones (weight)

ppb

parts per billion (concentration)

ppm

parts per million (concentration)

ppt

parts per thousand (concentration)

yr

year (time)

 
 

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