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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
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
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
Creation of TVA
  • Created in 1933
tva recreation areas
TVA Recreation Areas
  • Manages about 100 recreation areas, campgrounds, & boat launch sites


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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
bureau of reclamation
Bureau of Reclamation
  • Second largest producer of hydropower in the U. S.
  • Largest water supplier in US.
establishment of br
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
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
Recreational Facilities
  • Visitor centers and guided tours at major dam facilities.

Hoover Dam

recreational activities
Recreational Activities
  • Water-based recreation

Waterskiing on Lake Mead, Nevada.

army corps of engineers
Army Corps of Engineers
  • Fifth largest electrical supplier in the US.
  • Largest hydropower supplier in the US.

Lake Sonoma, CA.

  • Constructing and managing water control facilities.
  • Constructing military facilities for the U.S. Army.

Military construction

creation of usace
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

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Sonoma Lake, CA
  • Campgrounds

Campground at Sonoma Lake, CA

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Sonoma Lake, CA
  • Hiking trails

Sonoma Lake trail system

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Sonoma Lake, CA

Views from trails.

upper mississippi river
Upper Mississippi River

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

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

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Upper Mississippi River

Lock control building

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Upper Mississippi River

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

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Upper Mississippi River

Guttenberg waterfowl ponds at Lock 10

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Upper Mississippi River

Forest management in 28,000 acres of shoreline.

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National Sea Grant College Program


  • Conduct coastal research
  • Educate public about coastal issues
  • SG is NOT a land manager

NOAA Research Vessel

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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.
ny sea grant
Great Lakes District






Marine District


Stony Brook



NY Sea Grant
  • Recreation & tourism
  • Coastal businesses & facilities
  • Fisheries
  • Coastal erosion
  • Exotic species
  • Coastal habitat protection
  • Seafood safety
coast watch program
Coast Watch Program

Great Lakes surface temperature monitoring program

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