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* 1. What type and size of vessel do you operate 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 )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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* 28. Please provide any additional comments or concerns.

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