RECOVER:
Evaluation Team
CERP System-wide Performance Measures

Performance measures are indicators of conditions in the natural and human systems that have been determined to be characteristic of a healthy, restored ecosystem. Achieving the targets of a well-selected set of performance measures is expected to result in system-wide sustainable restoration. The performance measures listed below are used by RECOVER to predict system-wide performance of alternative plans and assess actual performance following implementation.

The CERP System-wide Performance Measures provides the most recent performance measure documentation sheets for CERP system-wide performance measures. The performance measures are organized into five categories: four physiographic regions (Lake Okeechobee, Northern Estuaries, Greater Everglades Wetlands and Southern Coastal Systems (previously Southern Estuaries)), total system, and water supply and flood protection of urban and agricultural areas.  The text that introduces each regional set of PMs outlines the applicable conceptual ecological models for each region and discusses how the performance measures relate to the relationships depicted in the models.  This document also lays out information related to performance measure scope, development, application, and associated uncertainty.  To fully understand the performance measures and their application, these sections need to be read.  

This set of performance measures was developed with the best available science and tools. As our understanding of the ecosystem grows and new tools are developed, performance measures will be refined; therefore, this is a ‘living document’ and will be updated frequently to reflect the best available science and tools. The text and documentation sheets will be continuously updated as performance measures are refined and new performance measures are proposed.  Please continue to visit this webpage to find the most recent versions of the CERP system-wide performance measures.

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