Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The First Biennial Review, 2006
Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress (CISRERP); Water Science and Technology Board; Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council
2007 | ISBN: 0309103355 | 250 pages | PDF | 4,3 MB
This report is the first in a congressionally mandated series of biennial evaluations of the progress being made by the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), a multibillion-dollar effort to restore historical water flows to the Everglades and return the ecosystem closer to its natural state, before it was transformed by drainage and by urban and agricultural development. The Restoration plan, which was launched in 1999 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District, includes more than 40 major projects that are expected to be completed over the next three decades.