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Main Title Impact of a Proposed Reservoir on Local Land Values.
Author Drucke, Philip ; Smit, Charles R. ; Turne, Allen C. ;
CORP Author Kentucky Water Resources Inst., Lexington.
Year Published 1972
Report Number RR-51; DI-14-31-0001-3217; OWRR-A-031-KY; 00558,; A-031-KY(1)
Stock Number PB-224 982
Additional Subjects ( Rural areas ; Economic factors) ; ( Dams ; Public opinion) ; ( Multiple purpose reservoirs ; Sociopsychology surveys) ; Attitudes ; Socioeconomic status ; Regression analysis ; Urban relocation ; Social change ; Anxiety ; Regional planning ; Land acquisition ; Urbanization ; Kentucky ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-224 982 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 108p
This project was designed to study the impact of private preconstruction land acquisition in a Central Kentucky area in which a flood-control dam and reservoir impoundment is planned. The research design was built around use of anthropological concepts and research techniques. By these means it was possible to analyze the perceived values of land to traditionalist residents, among which social and economic security concepts are paramount. The newly developing pattern of land purchase, with values related to residential convenience, and access to the urban center, rather than to traditional agricultural values, has been accepted by a certain segment of the local population who appear to be trying to take advantage of the urban economic opportunities while retaining at least part of the rural value system and continuing to participate in rural society and rurally esteemed activities. (Modified author abstract)