Accession Number : AD0701949

Title :   ANALYSIS OF RECREATIONAL USE OF SELECTED RESERVOIRS IN CALIFORNIA.

Descriptive Note : Contract rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS DEPT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

Personal Author(s) : Pankey,Victor S. ; Johnston,Warren E.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The study is based on recreation use data collected at seven Corps of Engineers reservoirs in California. The two basic objectives of the study were to evaluate and attempt to isolate factors influencing recreation use, and develop recreation use prediction models. The technique used is multiple linear regression. The study generalizes the 'Clawson-Hotelling' prediction model for estimating demand at selected reservoirs in California using distance from the site as a proxy for price. Alternative prediction models employ distance zones about sites or county of origin of users of each site, and results from the alternative models are compared. The various factors or variables examined included socio-economic variables relating to income, age, education, urbanization, and population of the zones (counties) and certain site specific variables to differentiate either quality and/or quantity of the recreation experience at reservoirs. Findings of the study relate only to recreation use prediction at reservoir sites in California. However, these findings will provide the bases for development of more sophisticated prediction models having wider application and also for further studies in the determination of the economic value of water-based recreation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RECREATION, *CALIFORNIA), (*LAKES, RECREATION), PUBLIC OPINION, GROUP DYNAMICS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, POPULATION, SOCIOMETRICS, ECONOMICS, QUALITY CONTROL, PERIODIC VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE