Brevard Marine Advisory Council to Host Presentation on Nutrient Reduction Measures Feb. 21
By Space Coast Daily // February 16, 2019
presentation will be during the regularly scheduled BMAC meeting
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Brevard Marine Advisory Council (BMAC) will host an informative presentation by the St. John’s River Water Management District (SJRWMD) and the Melbourne Tillman Water Control District on recent nutrient reduction measures associated with Turkey Creek and the Indian River Lagoon.
The presentation will be during the regularly scheduled BMAC meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Space Coast Conference Room at the Viera Government Center, Building C, Second Floor, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, 32940.
Bill Tredik, initiative leader with SJRWMD, will give an update on completion of Phase I of the C1 Canal Rediversion and how it is helping reduce the nutrients discharged into Turkey Creek and the lagoon. Tredik will also talk about SJRWMD’s plans for Phase II of the C1 Diversion Program.
Mike McCabe, district engineer at the MTWCD, will provide an update on new equipment and procedures for controlling aquatic weeds in the major C1 Canal and its contributing canals. McCabe will have videos of a new mechanical harvester in action.
These presentations will show the progress being made to reduce the nutrient load and accumulations of muck that are potentially associated with the C1 Canal and nutrient loading to the lagoon and Turkey Creek.