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RECOVER

Picayune Strand Pump Station

RECOVER (REstoration COordination & VERification) is a multi-agency team of scientists, modelers, planners and resource specialists who organize and apply scientific and technical information in ways that are essential in supporting the objectives of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).

The RECOVER team conducts scientific and technical evaluations and assessments for improving CERP’s ability to restore, preserve and protect the south Florida ecosystem while providing for the region's other water-related needs. RECOVER applies a system-wide perspective to the planning and implementation of the CERP and communicates and coordinates the results of these evaluations and assessments to managers, decision makers and the public.

 Additional information on RECOVER and RECOVER documents available at https://evergladesrestoration.gov/ssr.

RECOVER Interim Goals and Interim Targets

In 2005 RECOVER finalized its first set of Recommendations for Interim Goals and Interim Targets.  Since few predictive tools were available at the time, the 2005 Interim Goals and Targets predictions were largely qualitative and based on best available science. Since the 2005 effort, many of the indicators have been refined to include more predictive measures using scientifically defensible computer models.

The Programmatic Regulations require that Interim Goals and Targets be developed for five year increments beginning with the existing conditions baseline and ending in full implementation. For the 2020 update to Interim Goals and Targets, RECOVER developed four scenarios: existing baseline conditions (ECBIGIT), 2026, 2032CEPP, and 2032PACR. The ECBIGIT is the state of the structures and system circa 2017 and includes the Everglades Restoration Transition Plan (ERTP). The other scenarios contain assumptions based on the July 2018 Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) for which structures and operations would be implemented in 2026 and 2032. Two 2032 scenarios were included due to uncertainty regarding the authorization of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir. The 2032CEPP scenario includes the shallow A1/A2 Flow Equalization Basin (FEB) as originally authorized in the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) whereas the 2032PACR includes the now authorized EAA Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) per the CEPP Post Authorization Change Report (PACR).

Download Report

RECOVER will host two webinars for interested stakeholders to review the detailed changes to the Interim Goals and Targets. Webinars will begin at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. July 15, 2020. Join the webinar at:

Weblink: https://usace.webex.com/meet/betsy.a.evans
Note:  it is most efficient to log into the webinar and have the webinar call you.
Dial in: 888-557-8511
Access Code: 5606136
Security code: 1234

Vegetation Mapping Report

The Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve Vegetation Mapping Project Interim Report: Shark River Slough/Long Pine Key (Region 1), Everglades National Park, has been published. Please use these links to download the report and the GIS data:

ENP/BCNP Region 1 vegetation mapping report

GIS data

 

Final RECOVER Northern Estuaries Salinity Envelope Performance Measure

Draft RECOVER Northern Estuaries Salinity Envelope Performance Measure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a public and agency review and comment period on the Draft RECOVER Northern Estuaries Salinity Envelope Performance Measure. Comments are due May 28, 2020. Public webinars are scheduled for Wednesday April 29 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday May 5 at 1 p.m.

The 34-page Draft RECOVER Northern Estuaries Draft Salinity Envelope Performance Measure is available for a 30-day public and agency review period.

Comments on the 34-page Draft RECOVER Northern Estuaries Salinity Envelope Performance Measure will be accepted through May 28, 2020. Please submit comments via email to Gretchen.S.Ehlinger@usace.army.mil (recommended subject RECOVER Northern Estuaries Salinity Envelope PM Comments) and reference the line and/or page numbers to expedite the review process, if possible.

NOTE: Documents may take a few minutes to open due to file size.

Northern Estuaries Performance Measure Documentation Sheet Comment Response Matrix.xlsx: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll7/id/14157
Note: This is a blank Excel spreadsheet. You may save this document and enter your comments into the spreadsheet, and then email them to  Gretchen.S.Ehlinger@usace.army.mil (recommended subject RECOVER Northern Estuaries Salinity Envelope PM Comments) and reference the line and/or page numbers to expedite the review process, if possible.

DRAFT RECOVER Northern Estuaries Performance Measures: Salinity Envelope and Hydrologic Criteria: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll7/id/14153

APPENDIX A: The CH3D Hydrodynamic Salinity Model for the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries:
https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll7/id/14154

APPENDIX B: A Conceptual Habitat Area-Based Approach for Flow Envelope Alternatives: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll7/id/14155

APPENDIX C: Science in Support of the RECOVER Northern Estuaries Program and Performance Measure Development: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll7/id/14156

Webinars will be available to the public from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 29 and from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday May 5, 2020.

Webinar Information:
Weblink: https://usace.webex.com/meet/gretchen.s.ehlinger
Note:  it is most efficient to log into the webinar and have the webinar call you.
Dial in: 877-336-1829
Access Code: 5013574
Security code: 1234

Presentation: Northern Estuaries Regional Team Webinar: Salinity Envelope Performance Measure Draft Results & Applications

Draft RECOVER Lake Okeechobee Stage Envelope Performance Measure Public Comment (ARCHIVE)

View the Draft Lake Okeechobee Stage Envelope Performance Measure
Note: the document may take a few minutes to load

Comments on the 15-page Draft Lake Okeechobee Stage Envelope Performance Measure will be accepted through January 3, 2020. Please submit comments via email to Gretchen.S.Ehlinger@usace.army.mil, if possible, (recommended subject RECOVER Lake O Stage Envelope PM Comments) and reference the line and/or page numbers to expedite the review process.
Comments may also be mailed to:
Dr. Gretchen Ehlinger
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232‐0019

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Meetings & Info

CERP RECOVER Northern Estuaries Team Meeting Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Okeechobee

The purpose of this RECOVER Northern Estuaries Team Meeting is to provide an update on current RECOVER activities in the Northern Estuaries with a focus on the revision of the Northern Estuaries Salinity Envelope Performance Measure (PM), which includes information on the update process, current PM targets, ecological indicators, and modeling. There will be an opportunity for public comment. For those who cannot attend in person, there will be a webmeeting available.

SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center Eagle Bay Conference Room

316 NW 5th St.

Okeechobee, FL 34972

Webmeeting Access

https://usace.webex.com/meet/gretchen.s.ehlinger

USA Toll-Free:  (877) 336-1829

ACCESS CODE: 5013574

Security code:  1234

Agenda:
https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/3946

Past Meetings

Use the links below to access documents from past meetings.
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CERP RECOVER Northern Estuaries Team Meeting Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Okeechobee

 

The purpose of this RECOVER Northern Estuaries Team Meeting is to provide an update on current RECOVER activities in the Northern Estuaries with a focus on the revision of the Northern Estuaries Salinity Envelope Performance Measure (PM), which includes information on the update process, current PM targets, ecological indicators, and modeling. There will be an opportunity for public comment. For those who cannot attend in person, there will be a webmeeting available.

 

SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center Eagle Bay Conference Room

316 NW 5th St.

Okeechobee, FL 34972

 

Webmeeting Access

https://usace.webex.com/meet/gretchen.s.ehlinger

USA Toll-Free:  (877) 336-1829

ACCESS CODE: 5013574

Security code:  1234

Agenda:
https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/3946

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Points of Contact

Project Manager
Army Corps of Engineers
904-232-1766

Project Manager
South Florida Water Management District

561-682-2342

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Additional RECOVER Info

  1. System Status Reports
  2. Adaptive Management
  3. Assistance to Projects
  4. Conceptual Ecological Models
  5. Interim Goals & Targets
  6. RECOVER Leadership Group
  7. Monitoring & Assessment Plan (page under construction)
  8. Performance Measures
    • Greater Everglades PM Docs
    • Lake Okeechobee Watershed PM Docs (page under construction)
    • Northern Estuaries PM Docs (page under construction)
    • Southern Coastal Systems PM Docs (page under construction)
    • System-wide PM Docs (page under construction)
    • Total System PM Docs (page under construction)
    • Water Supply and Flood Protection PM Docs (page under construction)
  9. Recover Reviews (page under construction)
  10. System-wide Modeling (page under construction)