As part of the relicensing process for the R.L. Harris Hydroelectric Project (Harris Project) (FERC Project No. 2628), Alabama Power is seeking input from recreationists along the Tallapoosa River downstream of Harris Dam to Jaybird Landing.  The survey asks about your use of the Tallapoosa River for river-related recreation and your attitudes about various aspects of the Tallapoosa River and water levels.  We have also provided room in the survey to provide any comments you may have about resource issues on the Tallapoosa River downstream of Harris Dam or the Harris Project relicensing process.

Survey results will be used to inform Alabama Power’s understanding of recreational use of the Tallapoosa River and will be submitted with the license application as part of the recreation report. The information you provide is anonymous unless you provide identifiable information in one of the questions in the survey.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please do not put your name in any of the responses.  Answers will be grouped with other respondents in a non-identifiable manner for reporting purposes.  The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, please visit http://harrisrelicensing.com/ or contact Angie Anderegg for more information at 205-257-2251.

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* 1. Which of the following types of river-related recreation do you participate in on the Tallapoosa River? (Please check all that apply)

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* 2. From January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, how many days did you participate in all of the activities you checked in Question #1 COMBINED on the Tallapoosa River? (Please put number of days in the box below)

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* 3. Of the ten (10) river-related recreation activities listed in Question #1, which is your personal FAVORITE to do on the Tallapoosa River?

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* 4. From January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, how many days did you participate in your FAVORITE activity you selected in Question #3 on the Tallapoosa River? (Please put number of days in the box below)

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* 5. From January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, which of the following best describes how you accessed the Tallapoosa River for your FAVORITE  activity you selected in Question #3?

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* 6. Between which of the following stretches of the Tallapoosa River best describes where you participate MOST for your FAVORITE activity you selected in Question #3?

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* 7. Do you check the Tallapoosa River USGS water level gauges or Alabama Power generation schedule before planning  a trip for your FAVORITE activity listed in Question #3?

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* 8. In general, is there a time of day you find the water level of the Tallapoosa River most acceptable to you for participating in your FAVORITE activity you selected in Question #3?

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* 9. If YES to Question #8, What time of day do you find the water level on the Tallapoosa River most acceptable for your FAVORITE activity you selected in Question #3?

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* 10. In general, is there a month of the year where you find the water levels on the Tallapoosa River most acceptable to you for participating in your FAVORITE activity you selected in Question #3?

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* 12. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement:  "I am concerned with bank erosion along the banks of the Tallapoosa River"

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* 13. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement:  "I believe the water quality on the Tallapoosa River is good"

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* 14. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement:  "I believe the variety and abundance of aquatic organisms (fish, reptiles, and amphibians) in the Tallapoosa River is good"

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* 15. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement:  "I believe the variety and abundance of wildlife populations on the banks of the Tallapoosa River is good"

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* 16. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement:  "I believe the overall health of the Tallapoosa River is good"

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* 17. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement:  "I believe there is sufficient public access on the Tallapoosa River "

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* 18. Alabama Power changed the Harris Project operations in 2005.  Based on your experiences, how would you rate the conditions of the Tallapoosa River since that time?

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* 19. Is there anything you would like to share with Alabama Power specifically regarding recreation on the Tallapoosa River?  (Please provide your comments in the box below)

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* 20. Is there anything in general you would like to share with Alabama Power regarding the Harris Dam Relicensing Process or the Tallapoosa River?  (Please provide your comments in the box below)

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