In 2011, a random household survey of residents in Colorado River-basin states was conducted by phone to estimate recreational activity that occurred along or on the Colorado River and its tributaries (River) in the past year. These participation estimates were then matched with recreational expenditure data and analyzed using the IMPLAN economic modeling system to estimate the economic contributions within the range states. This study was conducted for Protect The Flows, a non-profit business-oriented association focused on water management issues in the Western U.S.
Check out the full Economic Contributions of Outdoor Recreation on the Colorado River & Its Tributaries 2011 report for more details.
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