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    Author(s): Herbert E. Echelberger; George H. Moeller
    Date: 1973
    Source: Water Resources Bulletin. 9(6): 1266-1272.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Results of a study to determine the relationship between physical characteristics of Adirondack lakes and variations in peak boat-use intensity indicated that 69 percent of the variation in peak use can be accounted for by the number of public and commercial boat-launching facilities per mile of lake shoreline. Other lake characteristics related to peak boat use were: the number of commercial overnight accommodations available, number of boat slips, lake size, and miles of lake shoreline. Lake characteristics not related to peak use were: accessibility, configuration, tent spaces available, surrounding landscape quality, volume of traffic and availability of other lakes. This information should provide recreation managers and planners with a better understanding of factors related to variation in peak boating-use periods.

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    Echelberger, Herbert E.; Moeller, George H. 1973. Toward a better understanding of recreational boating in the Adirondack lakes region. Water Resources Bulletin. 9(6): 1266-1272.

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