Whitewater park studies

FactSheet_WhitewaterParkStudies.pdf

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Title

Whitewater park studies

Description

With over 30 whitewater parks (WWPs) either completed or in the
planning phases, Colorado is the epicenter for WWP development in the
United States. Although WWPs provide economic and recreational
benefits for local communities (Hagenstad et al. 2000; Loomis and
McTernan 2011), they may have unintended impacts on instream biota
and stream functions, particularly when the hydraulic conditions formed
by the WWP are different from those naturally found in the surrounding
river. The impact of WWPs on habitat connectivity and instream habitat
quality have been the focus of several recent studies. Although these
studies have primarily focused on fish passage and habitat, impacts to
aquatic insects and sediment transport may also occur at WWPs.

Creator

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Subject

Whitewater parks

Extent

2 pages

Date Created

2016

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Is Part Of

Fact Sheets

Collection

Citation

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, “Whitewater park studies,” CPW Digital Collections, accessed August 11, 2022, https://cpw.cvlcollections.org/items/show/351.