What is muck?
Although muck has different scientific meanings, stormwater muck is fine sediments washed into our waters by storm runoff. They are a mixture of sand, silt, leaves and grass clippings with a fair amount of settled algae from algae blooms. They may contain heavy metals and organic pollutants depending on their source. Algae blooms occur from nutrients like phosphorous and nitrogen (grass clippings, leaves, fertilizers and soaps) washing into the canals. Once the algae has "bloomed", it quickly dies and settles to the bottom as muck. Just think what your pool would look like if your neighborhood drained into it!

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1. How do I report a pollutant discharge violation?
2. Am I in a flood zone?
3. How is storm runoff treated?
4. What are the laws regulating the discharge of stormwater?
5. How much runoff can there possibly be from Cocoa Beach?
6. Can we ever stop all the runoff into our waters?
7. Why is dredging considered a stormwater activity?
8. What is muck?
9. What are those openings in the curb along roads?