Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Diversion Expert Panel Report #7

The Expert Panel on Diversion Planning and Implementation (Panel)  met for a seventh time on August 31, 2016 with a follow-up discussion on September 1, 2016 to receive an update from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) on recent activities and provide a response to the recommendations in the Panel’s sixth report. 

The seventh report offers recommendations of operations and adaptive management, wetland response to flooding, and future science input as the process moves into the engineering and design phase. Expert suggestions for applying the recommendations are also given, with a specific direction for elevating and advancing socio-economic considerations to a level appropriate for a restoration program of this magnitude.