RECREATIONAL IMPACT OF MULTI-PURPOSE RESERVIORS

THE PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES OF THIS STUDY WERE TO DEVELOP RECREATIONAL DEMAND MODELS AND TO DETERMINE THEIR STABILITY. MODELS AND UTILIZED EASILY OBTAINABLE AND PREDICTABLE VARIABLES. A TECHNIQUE WAS DEVELOPED ILLUSTRATING HOW THE MODEL CAN BE USED TO PREDICT FUTURE ATTENDANCE AND TRAFFIC VOLUMES. THREE PARKS ON RESERVIORS IN INDIANA WERE USED IN THE STUDY. DATA WERE COLLECTED BY INTERVIEWING 25 PERCENT OF ARRIVING TRIPS AT THE PARK ENTRANCES. ABOUT 13,000 INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN 1965 AND 1966 AND AN ADDITIONAL 12,000 OVER THE PERIOD 1967 THROUGH 1969. MODELS WERE DEVELOPED BY NON-LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS UTILIZING DISTANCE, POPULATION AND THE INFLUENCE OF OTHER SIMILAR FACILITIES. TWO EQUATIONS CONSTITUTED THE PREDICTION MODEL, ONE FOR THE CONDITION WHEN THERE IS NO OTHER SIMILAR FACILITY CLOSER TO A COUNTY THAN THE RESERVOIR UNDER STUDY, AND ONE FOR THE CONDITION WHEN THERE IS ANOTHER SUCH FACILITY CLOSER TO THE COUNTY THAN THE RESERVOIR UNDER STUDY. A COMPARISON WAS MADE BETWEEN THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MODEL AS DEVELOPED IN THE TWO PHASES OF THE STUDY. IT WAS FOUND THAT WHILE PARAMETER B REMAINED FAIRLY CONSTANT OVER TIME, THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN PARAMETER A. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No JHRP 33
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Grecco, W L
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1974 12:00AM