Exercise and Update the Plan
Shared vision models can be used in years following the
initial study to exercise and possibly update the plan so that it
Critical Difference: Periodic exercises of the plan for a range of operational conditions ensure that the plan is implemented as designed and is updated based on new information.
Example from the National Drought Study
The NDS found that a plan needs to be exercised to remain effective and relevant. To that end, a virtual drought exercise was
held in Tacoma, Washington, on August 4, 1993, as part of the Cedar
and Green River Basins Drought Preparedness Studies. This exercise was
well received and showed that virtual exercises can keep a
resource-management plan current and familiar to stakeholders.