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to the overall set of plans to answer key questions about local, regional and water quality issues with respect to the potential for success of ASR. It should be noted that this report is not designed to make judgements regarding the overall desirability of ASR as a major component of the CERP, either in absolute terms or in comparison with other storage options such as surface reservoir storage.

Finally, the entire CERP is based on the principle of adaptive assessment. Thus, the committee viewed this set of plans from the perspective of the extent to which they will contribute to process understanding that can improve design and implementation of restoration project components. In the next three chapters, we evaluate the feasibility studies from the perspective of whether they will address the major questions in the areas of regional science, water quality, and local performance/feasibility.

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