The 2020 Report to Congress on the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) is the fourth in a series of periodic reports to fulfill the requirements of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2000 and the CERP Programmatic Regulations. This report provides members of the U.S. Congress and other interested parties with an update on the progress of CERP over the five-year reporting period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020, as well as activities planned for the next five years.
The 2015 – 2020 REPORT TO CONGRESS details the momentum that has sprung from previous years of Everglades restoration efforts – that will in turn, set the initial pace for further restoration progress in 2020 and beyond. The report is structured to mirror the multi-faceted aspects of the restoration program, and to highlight the collaboration of the many partners, team members, and stakeholders so vital to restoration success and its current and future momentum.
Approximately $1.3 billion in funding, in combined contributions from the federal and state partners, has been provided in support of the CERP and prospective CERP projects over the past five fiscal years.
CERP cumulative expenditures through fiscal year 2019 total $3.23 billion.
The updated cost estimate for CERP is $23.158 billion.