restoration effort makes RECOVER’s mandate somewhat narrower than that of the Science Coordination Team.


The overarching goal of the CERP is to “get the water right” by restoring historic hydrologic conditions in the natural ecosystem. The objectives of the CERP are to create historic quantities, quality, timing, and distribution of water in the natural system while at the same time providing fresh water to the built environment and protecting the built environment from flooding.


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