2014 System Status Report
Draft - March 2014
Draft Everglades System Status Report available for public review
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District â€” the two implementing agencies of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) â€” announce publication of the draft 2014 System Status Report (SSR), a comprehensive report evaluating monitoring data within the Everglades ecosystem. The document is now available online for public review. Three informational meetings, with webcasting, are scheduled in April to provide opportunities for discussion and comment. Public comments on the draft report will be accepted through April 29, 2014.
"This multi-agency report evaluates current monitoring data from different geographic regions within the Everglades ecosystem to determine if the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Everglades RestoraÂtion Plan (CERP) are being met," said Andy LoSchiavo, System Status Report Coordinator for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District. "The data reviewed in the report are used to summarize changes in the ecosystem, and to recognize and discuss, when necÂessary, why goals are not currently being met and how adaptive management may be incorporated to better manage the system."
Please send written comments and suggestions concerning this draft report by postal mail or e-mail. All comments must be received on or before April 29, 2014.
Please send written comments and suggestions using this Word document .
By postal mail:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
701 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207-8175
South Florida Water Management District
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Comments may also be submitted by e-mail:
If you require further information about this document, please contact Andrew Loschiavo by telephone at (904) 232-2077.
Download the Draft 2014 SSR
31 Mar 2014 - System Status Report Draft (March 2014)
The SSR incorporates data collected by the Restoration Coordination and Verification (RECOVER) Monitoring and Assessment Plan (MAP) program for CERP, data from CERP projects, and data provided by RECOVER partners.
The CERP is a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District and the local sponsor, the South Florida Water Management District. RECOVER is a multi-agency team of scientists, modelers, planners and resource specialists who organize and apply scientific and technical information in ways that are most effective in supporting the objectives of CERP.
The System Status Report is a living document and represents RECOVER's conclusions about the status of the system at the point in time the assessment was conducted.