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Hydropower Reform Coalition, National Park Service release guide that offers strategies for addressing recreation issues in new hydropower technologies

The Hydropower Reform Coalition and the National Park Service have jointly released a new guide that offers strategies to deal with potential recreation issues as new hydrokinetic energy technologies are being proposed in rivers and oceans, often times in same areas that are high-value recreation resources.

"Hydrokinetic Energy Projects and Recreation: A Guide to Assessing Impacts" provides general information about hydrokinetic technologies and the permitting process, identifies potential recreational concerns and suggests ways to study and mitigate those impacts.

The guide is available online at www.hydroreform.org/hydroguide/hydrokinetic-recreation.

The HRC and NPS hope that the guide will be useful to developers, regulators and the general public as the United States looks to generate more energy using hydrokinetic technologies, a press release states.

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