Philpott Dam Water Flow Survey

The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) is a nonprofit organization that preserves and promotes the cultural and natural assets of the Dan River Basin, which includes the Smith River.

We know that clean and healthy waterways are essential for quality of life and the health of its citizens. But the Smith River also contributes to a healthy, local economy through the development of recreational assets to their full potential. We consult, partner and collaborate with several state, federal and local authorities and a variety of other partners and stakeholders to ensure our waterways stay healthy for future generations.

In addition, we also know that understanding the needs of the public are critical to resource management. We believe that all input is valuable.

This survey will give you an opportunity to provide input and feedback that will be shared with local, state and decision-making stakeholders. We hope you will take a few minutes of your time to complete this survey and help offer your opinion related to decisions concerning the use of the waters of Philpott Lake and the Smith River.

Thank you!

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* 1. What activity do you enjoy on the Smith River and how often? Choose as many as apply.

  Every day Few times every week Few times every month Few times every year
Hiking along the banks
Research/Water Quality

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* 2. In your opinion, what is the overall environmental health of the Smith River? .

  Healthy Somewhat healthy, need more protection in areas Not healthy, impaired in some areas Not healthy, mostly impaired
Water Quality

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* 3. How would you rate the Smith River related to negative impacts ?

  Poor Fair Good Excellent
Polluted water
Streamside buffers (trees/vegetation along the banks of the river)
Livestock in the river

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* 4. Please rate the purpose of Philpott Dam in your opinion. 1= Most Important, 4= Least Important

  1 2 3 4
Power generation
Flood control
Provide for recreation
Provide drinking water

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* 5. What is your preference for weekend generation of water? Amount and day

  NO GENERATION 1 hour of generation 2 hours of generation 3 hours of generation 4 hours of generation more than 4 hours of generation
Generation only on Saturday.
Generation only on Sunday.
Generation both on Saturday and Sunday.

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* 6. Do you participate in any river related events throughout the year?

  Yes No
River clean-ups
Trail clean-ups
Smith Riverfest
Group outings

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* 7. Do you have anything else to add that is important to you related to water generation at Philpott Dam?

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* 8. What town are you from?
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