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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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    1. Water-related Recreation Providers

    2. Federal Water Project Recreation Act of 1965 Ordered reservoir managing agencies to provide recreation. • Tennessee Valley Authority • Bureau of Reclamation • Army Corps of Engineers

    3. 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.

    4. 41,000 square mile watershed

    5. Creation of TVA • Created in 1933

    6. TVA Recreation Areas • Manages about 100 recreation areas, campgrounds, & boat launch sites http://www.tva.gov/sites/sites_ie2.htm

    7. TVA Recreation Areas Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (formerly TVA)

    8. TVA Recreation Areas • Ocoee River Gorge 1996 Olympic whitewater kayak course • Ocoee River whitewater rafting area - 200,000 visitors per year

    9. Cedar Reservoir, TN – fishing and boating

    10. Kentucky Reservoir, KY – fishing and boating

    11. Norris Reservoir, TN – fishing, boating, trail system

    12. Wilson Reservoir, AL – fishing, boating, hiking, visitor center

    13. Questions about TVA?

    14. Bureau of Reclamation • Second largest producer of hydropower in the U. S. • Largest water supplier in US.

    15. 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

    16. Reclamation sites are located in 17 western states.

    17. 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.

    18. Recreational Facilities • Visitor centers and guided tours at major dam facilities. Hoover Dam

    19. Recreational Activities • Water-based recreation Waterskiing on Lake Mead, Nevada.

    20. Black Canyon Dam, ID

    21. Questions about BR?

    22. Army Corps of Engineers • Fifth largest electrical supplier in the US. • Largest hydropower supplier in the US. Lake Sonoma, CA.

    23. Mission • Constructing and managing water control facilities. • Constructing military facilities for the U.S. Army. Military construction

    24. 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

    25. USACE Regions (8)

    26. Sonoma Lake, CA

    27. Sonoma Lake, CA

    28. Sonoma Lake, CA • Campgrounds Campground at Sonoma Lake, CA

    29. Sonoma Lake, CA • Hiking trails Sonoma Lake trail system

    30. Sonoma Lake, CA Views from trails.

    31. Upper Mississippi River Manages 13 locks & dams in MN, WI, & IA Purposes: Navigation (commercial & recreation), flood control, wildlife management

    32. Upper Mississippi River

    33. Upper Mississippi River Lock control building

    34. Upper Mississippi River Dredge boat “William A. Thompson” and relocation of dredged materials

    35. Upper Mississippi River Guttenberg waterfowl ponds at Lock 10

    36. Upper Mississippi River Forest management in 28,000 acres of shoreline.

    37. Questions about USACE?

    38. National Sea Grant College Program Mission: • Conduct coastal research • Educate public about coastal issues • SG is NOT a land manager NOAA Research Vessel

    39. 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.

    40. National Sea Grant College Program

    41. Great Lakes District Buffalo Rochester Oswego Plattsburgh Syracuse Marine District Riverhead Stony Brook Kingston Manhattan NY Sea Grant

    42. Topics • Recreation & tourism • Coastal businesses & facilities • Fisheries • Coastal erosion • Exotic species • Coastal habitat protection • Seafood safety

    43. Coast Watch Program Great Lakes surface temperature monitoring program

    44. Satellite image

    45. Recreation & Tourism Program • Conduct tourism and recreation related research. • Communicate research results to the public. • Facilitate tourism planning and development efforts.

    46. Other Recreation Related Programs • Fishing participation study • Charter boat business study • B&B business study • Monitoring recreation trends

    47. Questions about SG?