This report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise in accordance with the procedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the NRC in making its published report as sound as possible, and to ensure that the report meets NRC institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.
We thank the following for their review of this report: Catherine L. Kling, Iowa State University; Dennis P. Lettenmaier, University of Washington; Nancy N. Rabalais, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium; Richard E. Sparks, University of Illinois; Thomas Theis, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Alan Vicory, Stantec Consulting, Inc.
Although these reviewers provided constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the report, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Patrick L. Brezonik, University of Minnesota, who was appointed by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. Dr. Brezonik was responsible for ensuring that an independent examination of this report was conducted in accordance with NRC institutional procedures and that all review comments received full consideration. Responsibility for this report’s final contents rests entirely with the authoring committee and the NRC.
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