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Main Title Option values, preservation values and recreational benefits of improved water quality : a case study of the South Platte River Basin, Colorado /
Author Walsh, Richard D. ; Greenley, Douglas A. ; Young, Robert A. ; McKean, John R. ; Prato., Anthony A.
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Author Title of a Work
Walsh, Richard G.,
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Economics.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Resources Center, Colorado State University,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/5-78-001; EPA-R-803206
Stock Number PB-281 798
OCLC Number 40960304
Subjects Water quality management--South Platte River Valley (Colo and Neb) ; South Platte River--Recreational use
Additional Subjects Economic analysis ; Water quality ; South Platte River ; Recreation ; Improvement ; Economic factors ; Payment ; Interviews ; Public opinion ; Attitude surveys ; Mathematical models ; Regression analysis ; Colorado
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-5-78-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/05/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-78-001 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-281 798 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7 p. ; 28 cm.
This is believed to be the first empirical test of the concept of option value for any non-market good. Application of the bidding game technique was successful in meeting the primary study objective of measuring the option value of improved water quality. Also included in the study are improved estimates of the benefits to recreational users of enhanced water quality. The relationship between the value of improved water quality and several socioeconomic variables was tested with regression and other statistical procedures. The report is based on direct interviews with 202 residents of Denver and Fort Collins located in the South Platte River Basin, Colorado. Interviewees responded to the survey within the context of improving the quality of water degraded by heavy metals from post mining activities and preventing future degradation from such sources.
Caption title. EPA-600/5-78-001. Gillette, Donald.