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).
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:
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