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Main Title Socio-Economic Study of Multiple-Use Water Supply Reservoirs.
Author Ston, Ralph ; Friedlan, Helen ;
CORP Author Stone (Ralph) and Co., Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.
Year Published 1971
Report Number DI-14-13-0001-3149; OWRR-C-1633(3149); 04672,; C-1633(3149)(1)
Stock Number PB-197 672
Additional Subjects ( Multiple purpose reservoirs ; Recreation) ; ( Water resources ; Benefit cost analysis) ; Management ; Policies ; Impact ; Questionnaires ; Economic analysis ; Mathematical models ; Public health ; Safety engineering ; Great Britain ; Benefit cost analysis ; Wales
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-197 672 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 348p
The purpose of the study was to determine the social, economic, and health and safety impact of selected recreational activities on, in, or near the terminal reservoir. A preliminary, or basic, cost-benefit mathematical model was designed to include consideration of these factors, and a recommended program for its extension and refinement was developed. Analysis was made of the economic influence on surrounding land values of four prototype reservoirs: closed, domestic supply only; recreational use only; multipurpose, no body-contact sports; multipurpose, including body-contact sports. For the three reservoirs permitting recreational use, the overall economic influence of recreational usage was estimated, and the available data on reservoir water quality were analyzed. A nationwide survey (48 States responding) was performed to determine policies and experience relating to recreational use of the domestic water supply reservoir. Recommendations were developed for coordinated, single-agency, river basin-oriented water resource management suitable for nationwide application based on the England/Wales system. (WRSIC abstract)