Water quality and recreational use of public waterways

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June 13, 2017 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Benjamin Breen , John Curtis , Stephen Hynes

The analysis finds evidence that higher levels of recreational demand (i.e. trips of longer duration) occur at sites with better water quality. However, we also find no statistical association between the overall WFD status and the duration of the recreational trip, which indicates that WFD status is of limited practical use for recreational users.

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