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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 ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-78-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/18/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-5-78-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/05/2014
NTIS  PB-281 798 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 7 p. ; 28 cm.
Abstract 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.
Notes Caption title. EPA-600/5-78-001. Gillette, Donald.
Place Published Fort Collins, Colo.
Corporate Au Added Ent Colorado State University. Environmental Resources Center.
Title Ser Add Ent Natural resources policy background paper.; Socioeconomic Environmental Studies Series.
PUB Date Free Form 1977
Series Title Traced Natural resources policy background paper Socioeconomic Environmental Studies Series
Series Title Untraced Natural resources policy background paper\ Socioeconomic Environmental Studies Series
NTIS Prices PC A06/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20110714114906
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01346cam 2200337Ia 45020