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User Capacity – Practices, Regulation, Tradeoffs

River Management Roundtable
July 13, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 EST

What does user capacity mean for your river? What and who determine ‘enough,’ ‘too many’ or ‘too busy’ relative to river activity?

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If you are interested in this topic, you know how complex it is and that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Join us to compare notes and learn from others whose experiences might help both your long term planning and short term tactics. We will ask, and have a few examples to address

  • How is capacity  determined?
  • How is perception of crowding evaluated?
  • What are tools use to manage usage (options include limiting access and fees of some sort)?
  • Where has river use from a capacity standpoint been managed well?
  • What are new, cool approaches to managing crowds?

About RMS River Management Roundtables

Each month, the River Management Society hosts virtual conversations with professional river, greenway, and water trails leaders, planners, and managers whose community, region, state and federal river will benefit from the experiences of peer-to-peer sharing. Our goal is to facilitate an open forum to support your work managing rivers. We work together to tackle common issues by asking questions, sharing solutions and building comradery.