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What's that acronym mean?
  Acronyms used in environmental quality and water conservation in South Florida  
ACoE Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Defense (see also USACE)
ARS Agricultural Research Service, USDA
ASR Aquifer Storage and Recovery
BMP Best Management Practice
C- Canal or a basin named for a canal
CEC Cation Exchange Capacity
CERP Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
CES Cooperative Extension Service
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CO Combined Sewer Overflows
CPCO Certified Pest Control Organization
CROGEE Committee on Restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem
C&SF Central and South Florida
CWS Community Water Systems
DACS Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, State of Florida
DCA Department of Community Affairs, State of Florida
DEP Department of Environmental Protection, State of Florida
DO Dissolved Oxygen
DOF Department of Forestry, State of Florida
DON Dissolved Organic Nitrogen
DOT Department of Transportation, possibly U.S. (see also FDOT)
DPEP Department of Planning and Environmental Protection, Broward County, now EPD
DRP Department of Recreation and Parks, State of Florida
DRP Disaster Recovery Planning
EA Environmental Assessment
EAA Everglades Agricultural Area
ECP Everglades Construction Project
EFA Everglades Forever Act
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
ELM Environmental Landscape Management


Everglades Landscape Model
ENP Everglades National Park
EPA Everglades Protection Area
EPA Environmental Protection Agency, U. S. Government
EPD Broward County Planning and Redevelopment Division, formerly, Broward County, formerly DPEP, Department of Environmental Protection,
EPPC Exotic Plant Pest Council
EQCB Environmental Quality Control Board, Broward County, superseded by EPD
ESA Endangered Species Act
ESP Everglades Stormwater Program
ET Evapotranspiration
ETAC Everglades Technical Advisory Committee
F.A.C. Florida Administrative Code
FCA Florida Cattlemen's Association
FDACS Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, State of Florida
FDEP Department of Environmental Protection, State of Florida
FDOT Florida Department of Transportation
FFA Florida Forestry Association
FGCSA Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association
FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
FNGLA Florida Nursery Grower and Landscapers Association
FPCA Florida Pest Control Association
F.S. Florida Statute
FTGA Florida Turfgrass Association
FWC Fish and Wildlife Commission, State of Florida


Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
FYN Florida Yards and Neighborhoods
GIS Geographic Information System
IBDU Isobutylidene Diurea, a form of nitrogen
IFAS Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
IPM Integrated Pest Management
IWRP Integrated Water Resources Plan by DEP
L- Levee
LID Low Impact Development

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

MCL Maximum Contaminant Levels
MDL Minimum Detection Limit or Method Detection Limit ?
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
N Nitrogen
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPDES National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
NRC National Research Council
NRCS National Resources Conservation Service, USDA
OM Organic Matter - often measured as percent dry weight
P Phosphorus, often measured as phosphoric acid, P2O5
PAH Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons
PCB Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls
PLCAA Professional Lawn Care Association of America
PLRG Pollution Load Reduction Goal
PON Particulate Organic Nitrogen
PUD Planned Unit Development
RAS Regulatory Action Statement
S- Structure, e.g. a water pumping station
SCU Sulfur-Coated Urea
SFAPMS South Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society
SFWMD South Florida Water Management District
SRP Soluble Reactive Phosphorus
STA Stormwater Treatment Area
STE Septic Tank Effluent
SWCD Soil and Water Conservation District
SWFWMD Southwest Florida Water Management District
SWIS Suburface Wastewater Infiltration System
TDS Total Dissolved Salts
TKN Total Kjelhdahl N
TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load
TP Total Phosphorus
TSS Total Soluble Solids
USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Defense (see also ACoE)
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USFWS Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
USGS United States Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
WCA Water Conservation Area
WEA Wildlife Environmental Area
WIN Water-Insoluble Nitrogen
WMD Water Management District
WPA Water Preserve Area
WWTP Waste Water Treatment Plant


  I-75 in southwest Broward County, Florida
  Interstate-75 and suburban sprawl in southwest Broward County, Florida.