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Placer County Water Agency Middle Fork American River Project (FERC No. 2079) Recreation Technical Working Group Meeting April 8, 2008. Revised Materials from Mar 26, 2008 TWG. Fall Vehicle Count Data Vehicle Count Summary Tables. General Visitor Survey General Visitor Survey Form

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Placer County Water Agency

Middle Fork American River Project

(FERC No. 2079)

Recreation Technical Working Group Meeting

April 8, 2008


Revised materials from mar 26 2008 twg
Revised Materials from Mar 26, 2008 TWG

  • Fall Vehicle Count Data

    • Vehicle Count Summary Tables

  • General Visitor Survey

    • General Visitor Survey Form

    • General Visitor Survey Log

    • General Visitor Survey Sampling Schedule

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Focus Group Materials

and Logistics


Focus groups
Focus Groups

  • Focus Group Discussion Topics

  • Focus Group Invitation Letter

  • Focus Group Participant Lists

  • Meeting Venue

    • Evening Meetings from 6:00-9:00 PM

    • PCWA’s American River Room

  • Meeting Dates

    • Whitewater Focus Group - April 23

    • Trail User/Stream Crossing Focus Group - May 12

    • Angler Focus Group - May 20

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Flow study materials and logistics
Flow Study Materialsand Logistics

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Flow study forms
Flow Study Forms

  • Whitewater Boating

    • Boater Profile Form

  • Angling

    • Angling Flow Study Survey From

    • Angler Profile Form

    • Angling Flow Study Event Log

  • Trail User/Stream Crossing

    • Trail User/Stream Crossing Flow Study Survey From

    • Trail User/Stream Crossing Profile Form

    • Trail User/Stream Crossing Study Event Log

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Flow study logistics and schedule
Flow Study Logistics and Schedule

  • Whitewater Boating

  • Angling

  • Trail User/Stream Crossing

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Rec 1 recreation use and facilities assessment
REC 1 – Recreation Use and Facilities Assessment

  • Existing Use

    • Conduct Vehicle Counts

      • Status: Summer and Fall counts completed and distributed to TWIG. Final count will be completed on May 18, 2008.

    • Summarize Additional Recreation Use Data Developed through the Recreation Visitor Surveys

      • Status: Pending completion of Recreation Visitor Survey.

  • Facility Assessment

    • Consult with USFS regarding Facility Assessments

      • Status: USFS to be contacted later this spring .

    • Conduct Field Surveys, including Facility and UDP Assessment

      • Status: Field surveys to be conducted late Spring and early Summer.

  • Data Analysis and Report Preparation

    • Status: Draft Report due at the end of April 2009.

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Rec 2 recreation visitor surveys
REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Surveys

  • Survey Instrument Development

    • Status: Surveys and protocols completed. Final approval pending.

  • Conduct General Recreation Visitor Surveys

    • Status: Recreation visitor survey to be conducted between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends 2008.

  • Data Analysis & Report Preparation

    • Status: Draft report due at the end of February 2009.

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    Rec 3 reservoir recreation opportunities assessment
    REC 3 – Reservoir Recreation Opportunities Assessment

    • Characterize Reservoir Recreation Opportunities

      • Status: To be compiled later this Spring and Summer.

  • Summarize Historic Water Levels at Project Reservoirs

    • Status: To be compiled later this Spring and Summer.

  • Access and Safety Conditions

    • Will be completed as part of with Recreation Facilities Assessment (REC-1)

  • User Conflicts

    • Data to be obtained from Recreation Visitor Survey (REC-2)

  • Data Analysis & Report Preparation

    • Status: Draft report due at the end of April 2009.

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    Rec 4 stream based recreation opportunities
    REC 4 – Stream-based Recreation Opportunities

    • Describe general stream based recreation opportunities

      • Status: Preliminary work completed. Additional data will be developed in from Focus Groups.

  • Focus Group Interviews

    • Status: Focus group topics have been developed and focus group participants have been identified. Focus groups have been schedule for April and May 2008.

  • Flow Studies

    • Develop flow study surveys instruments for each study group

      • Status: Whitewater flow study instrument completed. Angling and Trail use/Stream crossing completed pending approval.

    • Conduct Angling, Stream Crossing, and Whitewater Boating Flow Studies

      • Status: Flow studies will be conducted during summer of 2008.

  • Data Analysis & Report Preparation

    • Status: Draft report due at the end of February 2009.

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    Rec 5 visual quality assessment
    REC 5 – Visual Quality Assessment

    • Existing Visual Condition

      • Document the EVC of Project features and facilities from associated viewsheds

      • Identify KOPs and photodocument existing Project facilities and features

      • Conduct VMS inventory in coordination with USDA-FS

      • Photograph French Meadows and Hell Hole reservoirs from KOPs at full pool and lowest expected pool

      • Describe water level fluctuations at Ralston Afterbay

        • Status: KOPs identified and low water photodocumentation at Hell Hole and French Meadows reservoirs completed. All other task to be completed during summer of 2008.

  • Data Analysis & Report Preparation

    • Status: Draft report due at the end of November 2008.

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    Next steps
    Next Steps

    • Finalize all Flow Study survey forms

    • Complete Focus Group process

    • Identify Flow Study participants for each user group

    • Finalize Flow Study dates and logistics

    • Initiate General Visitor Recreation Survey

    • Conduct Flow Studies

    • Initiate data collection for REC 1, REC 3 and REC 5

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