Water-related Recreation Providers. Federal Water Project Recreation Act of 1965. Ordered reservoir managing agencies to provide recreation. Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation Army Corps of Engineers. Tennessee Valley Authority. A regional development agency that:
Federal Water Project Recreation Act of 1965 Ordered reservoir managing agencies to provide recreation. • Tennessee Valley Authority • Bureau of Reclamation • Army Corps of Engineers
Tennessee Valley Authority • A regional development agency that: • is the largest public power company in the United States, • manages the Tennessee River watershed, • fosters economic development in the Tennessee Valley Area.
Creation of TVA • Created in 1933
TVA Recreation Areas • Manages about 100 recreation areas, campgrounds, & boat launch sites http://www.tva.gov/sites/sites_ie2.htm
TVA Recreation Areas Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (formerly TVA)
TVA Recreation Areas • Ocoee River Gorge 1996 Olympic whitewater kayak course • Ocoee River whitewater rafting area - 200,000 visitors per year
Bureau of Reclamation • Second largest producer of hydropower in the U. S. • Largest water supplier in US.
Establishment of BR National Reclamation Act of 1902 Authorized the Secretary of the Interior to develop hydropower and irrigation projects in 17 western states. Hoover Dam turbines
Recreation at BR sites • Manages 8 National Recreation Areas • Constructed over 600 reservoir sites - Recreation is provided at 308 of them. • Recreation sites are frequently managed by other government agencies. • 90 Million visitors/year.
Recreational Facilities • Visitor centers and guided tours at major dam facilities. Hoover Dam
Recreational Activities • Water-based recreation Waterskiing on Lake Mead, Nevada.
Army Corps of Engineers • Fifth largest electrical supplier in the US. • Largest hydropower supplier in the US. Lake Sonoma, CA.
Mission • Constructing and managing water control facilities. • Constructing military facilities for the U.S. Army. Military construction
Creation of USACE • Bunker Hill fortifications built in 1775 by first Chief Engineer. • Constructed West Point Military Academy in 1802. Managed it until 1866. Bunker Hill
Sonoma Lake, CA • Campgrounds Campground at Sonoma Lake, CA
Sonoma Lake, CA • Hiking trails Sonoma Lake trail system
Sonoma Lake, CA Views from trails.
Upper Mississippi River Manages 13 locks & dams in MN, WI, & IA Purposes: Navigation (commercial & recreation), flood control, wildlife management
Upper Mississippi River Lock control building
Upper Mississippi River Dredge boat “William A. Thompson” and relocation of dredged materials
Upper Mississippi River Guttenberg waterfowl ponds at Lock 10
Upper Mississippi River Forest management in 28,000 acres of shoreline.
National Sea Grant College Program Mission: • Conduct coastal research • Educate public about coastal issues • SG is NOT a land manager NOAA Research Vessel
National Sea Grant CollegeProgram Act of 1966 • Established a Sea Grant program in each coastal state. • National administration by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) • State administration at state’s land grant college.
Great Lakes District Buffalo Rochester Oswego Plattsburgh Syracuse Marine District Riverhead Stony Brook Kingston Manhattan NY Sea Grant
Topics • Recreation & tourism • Coastal businesses & facilities • Fisheries • Coastal erosion • Exotic species • Coastal habitat protection • Seafood safety
Coast Watch Program Great Lakes surface temperature monitoring program
Recreation & Tourism Program • Conduct tourism and recreation related research. • Communicate research results to the public. • Facilitate tourism planning and development efforts.
Other Recreation Related Programs • Fishing participation study • Charter boat business study • B&B business study • Monitoring recreation trends