Water Availability and Recreational OpportunitiesThomas C. BrownCONTENTS
|14.1 Streamflow-Dependent Recreation 300|
|14.1.2 Wading and Swimming 304|
|14.2 Streamflow-Enhanced Recreation 305|
|14.3 Multiple Objectives of Managed Flows 308|
|14.3.1 Issues Confronted 308|
|14.3.2 Rio Chama Study 309|
|188.8.131.52 Methodologies 309|
Recreation helps maintain physical and emotional health and enhances the quality of life. Much of the nation's recreation activity occurs out of doors.
1 The Southwest's bounteous forests, woodlands and deserts provide ample outdoor recreation opportunities, a reason for the region's rapidly expanding population. Outdoor recreation is important to city dwellers, many of whom crave temporary escape from their urban surroundings, and to rural inhabitants, some of whom choose to live away from the city partly to be close to outdoor recreation opportunities.
Riparian areas act as magnets for outdoor recreationists, particularly in the arid Southwest. People flock to riparian areas for active pursuits such as boating, fishing, hiking and camping and also simply to see and be close to the water and its
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Book title: Riparian Areas of the Southwestern United States: Hydrology, Ecology, and Management.
Contributors: Malchus B. Baker Jr. - Editor, Peter F. Ffolliott - Editor, Leonard F. Debano - Editor, Daniel G. Neary - Editor.
Place of publication: Boca Raton, FL.
Publication year: 2004.
Page number: 299.
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