6. Types of Studies for Recreation Impacts of Hydrokinetic Projects

This chapter describes different types of studies that can be used to examine hydrokinetic impacts on recreation.  For each, we describe study objectives, approaches, products, responsibilities, and additional issues or keys to success.  Types of studies are illustrative rather than comprehensive, and descriptions do not provide detailed instructions for conducting them (ample technical literature is available on recreation studies).  Methods are organized by the three levels of study intensity discussed in Chapter 4.