Landscape & Natural Resources

Stormwater Management

The University of Central Florida has an interesting water shed that encompass more than 10 artificial and natural pond systems. These water bodies are monitored and maintained regularly by UCF Landscape & Natural Resources (LNR) staff, as well as student volunteers through the “Adopt-a-Pond” program, to preserve the health and quality of each pond.

What is Stormwater?

Stormwater, as defined by St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), is rainwater that runs off of hard surfaces into the nearest body of water, which incorporates both natural lakes and/or man-made retention ponds. Stormwater is of concern for two main issues: one related to the volume and timing of runoff water (i.e. flood control) and the other related to potential contaminants and high nutrient content that the water is carrying (i.e. water pollution.) In addition, the UCF stormwater system is a part of the St. John’s River basin and regulated by the SJRWMD. Here at the University, we want to protect our watershed quality according to the UCF master plan and regulatory permits with SJRMWD.
Website – http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/watersheds/index.htm

If you feel you have witnessed an inappropriate use of UCF’s stormwater infrastructure or have seen anything at all you would like to report, please send all concerns to nature@ucf.edu.


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 Stormwater Best Management Practices

UCF Drainage System

Water Pollution