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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:

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Federal Water Project Recreation Act of 1965

Ordered reservoir managing agencies to provide recreation.

  • Tennessee Valley Authority

  • Bureau of Reclamation

  • Army Corps of Engineers


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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.



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Creation of TVA

  • Created in 1933


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TVA Recreation Areas

  • Manages about 100 recreation areas, campgrounds, & boat launch sites

http://www.tva.gov/sites/sites_ie2.htm


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TVA Recreation Areas

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (formerly TVA)


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TVA Recreation Areas

  • Ocoee River Gorge 1996 Olympic whitewater kayak course

  • Ocoee River whitewater rafting area - 200,000 visitors per year







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Bureau of Reclamation center

  • Second largest producer of hydropower in the U. S.

  • Largest water supplier in US.


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Establishment of BR center

National Reclamation Act of 1902

Authorized the Secretary of the Interior to develop hydropower and irrigation projects in 17 western states.

Hoover Dam turbines



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Recreation at BR sites center

  • 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.


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Recreational Facilities center

  • Visitor centers and guided tours at major dam facilities.

Hoover Dam


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Recreational Activities center

  • Water-based recreation

Waterskiing on Lake Mead, Nevada.




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Army Corps of Engineers center

  • Fifth largest electrical supplier in the US.

  • Largest hydropower supplier in the US.

Lake Sonoma, CA.


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Mission center

  • Constructing and managing water control facilities.

  • Constructing military facilities for the U.S. Army.

Military construction


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Creation of USACE center

  • Bunker Hill fortifications built in 1775 by first Chief Engineer.

  • Constructed West Point Military Academy in 1802. Managed it until 1866.

Bunker Hill





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Sonoma Lake, CA center

  • Campgrounds

Campground at Sonoma Lake, CA


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Sonoma Lake, CA center

  • Hiking trails

Sonoma Lake trail system


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Sonoma Lake, CA center

Views from trails.


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Upper Mississippi River center

Manages 13 locks & dams in MN, WI, & IA

Purposes: Navigation (commercial & recreation), flood control, wildlife management



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Upper Mississippi River center

Lock control building


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Upper Mississippi River center

Dredge boat “William A. Thompson” and relocation of dredged materials


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Upper Mississippi River center

Guttenberg waterfowl ponds at Lock 10


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Upper Mississippi River center

Forest management in 28,000 acres of shoreline.



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National Sea Grant centerCollege Program

Mission:

  • Conduct coastal research

  • Educate public about coastal issues

  • SG is NOT a land manager

NOAA Research Vessel


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National Sea Grant College centerProgram 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.


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National Sea Grant centerCollege Program


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Great Lakes District center

Buffalo

Rochester

Oswego

Plattsburgh

Syracuse

Marine District

Riverhead

Stony Brook

Kingston

Manhattan

NY Sea Grant


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Topics center

  • Recreation & tourism

  • Coastal businesses & facilities

  • Fisheries

  • Coastal erosion

  • Exotic species

  • Coastal habitat protection

  • Seafood safety


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Coast Watch Program center

Great Lakes surface temperature monitoring program



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Recreation & Tourism Program center

  • Conduct tourism and recreation related research.

  • Communicate research results to the public.

  • Facilitate tourism planning and development efforts.


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Other Recreation Related Programs center

  • Fishing participation study

  • Charter boat business study

  • B&B business study

  • Monitoring recreation trends