What type and size of vessel do you operate in these waters? (select one)

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* 1. What type and size of vessel do you operate in these waters? (select one)

What is your position associated with the vessel(s) operated in these waters? (select one )

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* 2. What is your position associated with the vessel(s) operated in these waters? (select one )

How long have you held this position? (select one)

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* 3. How long have you held this position? (select one)

How many years have you operated a vessel from the wheelhouse on the Western Rivers?

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* 4. How many years have you operated a vessel from the wheelhouse on the Western Rivers?

What is the highest type of training/license that you hold? (select one )

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* 5. What is the highest type of training/license that you hold? (select one )

On average, how many days do you spend operating a vessel per year? (select one)

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* 6. On average, how many days do you spend operating a vessel per year? (select one)

On what waterways do you operate?  (Select all that apply)

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* 7. On what waterways do you operate?  (Select all that apply)

What is your Primary means to determine your position? (select one )

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* 8. What is your Primary means to determine your position? (select one )

What is your Secondary means to determine your position? (select one)

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* 9. What is your Secondary means to determine your position? (select one)

What navigation reference materials do you use onboard when transiting? (select all that apply)

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* 10. What navigation reference materials do you use onboard when transiting? (select all that apply)

What non-electronic equipment do you use to maintain situational awareness of your location on the river?

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* 11. What non-electronic equipment do you use to maintain situational awareness of your location on the river?

What navigation reference materials do you use for voyage planning? (select all that apply)

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* 12. What navigation reference materials do you use for voyage planning? (select all that apply)

What format do you prefer your navigation reference materials to be in? (select all that apply)

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* 13. What format do you prefer your navigation reference materials to be in? (select all that apply)

Referencing question 13, please provide specifics on which materials you would like to receive via electronic and/or paper means.

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* 14. Referencing question 13, please provide specifics on which materials you would like to receive via electronic and/or paper means.

If you use electronic reference material, what format do you prefer? (select one)

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* 15. If you use electronic reference material, what format do you prefer? (select one)

What do you consider to be a narrow channel? (select one )

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* 16. What do you consider to be a narrow channel? (select one )

What kind of communications equipment do you have onboard? (select all that apply )

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* 17. What kind of communications equipment do you have onboard? (select all that apply )

How do you routinely communicate your intentions with nearby vessels? (select all that apply):

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* 18. How do you routinely communicate your intentions with nearby vessels? (select all that apply):

While underway, how do you prefer to obtain weather information? (select one)

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* 19. While underway, how do you prefer to obtain weather information? (select one)

How do you obtain river stage information and dam outflow information?

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* 20. How do you obtain river stage information and dam outflow information?

How do you obtain current USACE survey data ?

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* 21. How do you obtain current USACE survey data ?

Is there any marine information that you find difficult to obtain? If so why?

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* 22. Is there any marine information that you find difficult to obtain? If so why?

What would be your preferred method of obtaining dam outflow and river stage data?

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* 23. What would be your preferred method of obtaining dam outflow and river stage data?

Have you observed any electronic Aids to Navigation such as AIS-ATON?

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* 24. Have you observed any electronic Aids to Navigation such as AIS-ATON?

Please describe your desired aids to navigation configuration (for both buoys and beacons) for bends.

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* 25. Please describe your desired aids to navigation configuration (for both buoys and beacons) for bends.

Please describe your desired aids to navigation configuration (for both buoys and beacons) for a straightaway.

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* 26. Please describe your desired aids to navigation configuration (for both buoys and beacons) for a straightaway.

Please describe your desired aids to navigation configuration (for both buoys and beacons) for any other type of channel or area not listed above.

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* 27. Please describe your desired aids to navigation configuration (for both buoys and beacons) for any other type of channel or area not listed above.

Please provide any additional comments or concerns.

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* 28. Please provide any additional comments or concerns.

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