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Main Title South Florida ecosystem restoration and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan {electronic resource} /
Author Sheikh, Pervaze A.
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Place Published {Washington, D.C.} :
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 81296882
Subjects Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program; Everglades National Park (Agency : U.S.); South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program; United States.--Water Resources Development Act of 2000
Subject Added Ent Wetland restoration--Florida--Everglades; Environmental monitoring--Florida--Everglades; Ecosystem management--Florida--Everglades; Restoration ecology; Water quality management; Everglades (Fla.)--Environmental conditions
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBD POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/16/2007
Collation 6 p. : digital, PDF file.
Notes "Updated December 20, 2006." "Order code RS20702." Title taken from title screen (viewed February 2, 2007). Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes The Everglades, a unique network of subtropical wetlands, is now half its original size. Many factors have contributed to its decline, including flood control projects and agricultural and urban development. As part of a larger restoration program for South Florida, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and other federal, state, tribal, and local agencies collaborated to develop a Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP or the plan). CERP focuses on increasing storage of wet season waters to provide more water during the dry season for both the natural system and urban and agricultural users. The plan consists of 68 projects estimated to take more than 30 years and $10.9 billion to complete. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2000 (P.L. 106-541) authorizes $1.4 billion for initial construction projects and their operation and maintenance. The federal government will pay half the plan's costs and an array of state, tribal, and local agencies the other half. Major issues associated with the plan include project priorities, timely completion of restoration, phosphorous mitigation, effectiveness of restoration efforts, uncertainties in technologies and costs, and effect on the Corps budget.
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Author Added Ent
Carter, Nicole.
Corporate Au Added Ent Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
PUB Date Free Form 2006.
Series Title Traced CRS report for Congress ; RS20702
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20070315085242
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03184cam 2200493Ia 45020