Economics Guidelines & Reports

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Animas-La Plata Project, Colorado-New Mexico, Economic and Financial Update, Farm Budget Analysis, June 1994 Full text (32.7 MB PDF)
Assessing the Short-Run Economic Cost of Environmental Constraints on Hydropower Operations at Glen Canyon Dam, August 1999 Full text (2.2 MB PDF)
Benefits From Including Wetland Component in Water Supply Projects, July/August 1998 Full text (896 KB PDF)
Benefits Transfer Approach to Estimating Recreation Value, TM-EC-96-15, September 1996 Full text (8.4 MB PDF)
Blue Mesa Reservoir Economic and Recreation Study, January 2005 Full text (20 MB PDF)
Contingent Valuation Method:  An Introduction, TM-EC-2000-03, May 2000 Full text (13.1 MB PDF)
Decision Process Guidebook, 2002 Contents_Preface (open this file first) | Overview | Foundation | Steps | Afterthoughts
[The] Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation Method:   An Example Application, TM-EC-2008-04, April 2008 Full text (5.1 MB PDF)
Dolores Project, Colorado, Final Cost Allocation  
Economic Analysis of Dam Decommissioning, 2003 Full text (350k pdf)
Economic Consequences Methodology for Dam Failure Scenarios, September 2009 Full text (327 KB PDF)
The Economic Cost of the 1996 Controlled Flood, 1999
Economic Impacts from Salinity in the Lower Colorado River Basin, 2004 Full text
Economic Nonmarket Valuation of Instream Flows, 2001 Full text (330k pdf)
Economics and Related Literature—Glen and Grand Canyon, 2014 Full text (480k pdf)
Estimating Economic Consequences From Dam Failure in the Safety of Dams Program, 2000 Full text (415k pdf)
Estimating Fishery Economic Use Values, 2008 Full text (245k pdf)
Estimating Future Recreation Demand: A Decision Guide for the Practitioner Full text
Estimating Future Water Demand Using Population and Economic Growth Projections: A Guide for Municipal, Rural and Industrial (MR&I) Water Assessments, 2000 Full text
Estimating Household Ability to Pay for Municipal Water Services,
Technical Memorandum M&S-2022-G2388, November 2022 (Updated February 2023)
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Estimating Regional Economic Impacts in an Economic Analysis, TM-EC-2000-04, November 2000 Full text
Estimating the Regional Economic Impacts From Retiring Agricultural Land, TM-EC-2001-03, August 2001 Full text (12.7 MB PDF)
Estimating the Regional Economic Impacts of Retiring Agricultural Land: Methodology and an Application in California, December 2003 Full text (1.1 MB PDF)
Evaluating Economic and Financial Feasibility of Municipal and Industrial Water Projects, 2009 Full text (222k pdf)
Evaluating the Accuracy of the Benefit Transfer Method:  A rural water supply application in the USA, 2001 Full text (362 KB PDF)
Exploring the Economic Value of Hydropower in the Interconnected Electricity System, 2006 Full text
Forecasting Changes in Site Specific Recreation Use, TM-EC-96-14, September 1996 Full text (3.8 MB PDF)
Glen Canyon Dam, Beach/Habitat-Building Test Flow—An Ex-Post Analysis of Hydropower Cost, TM-EC-97-01, April 1997 Full text (32.2 MB pdf)
Glen Canyon Dam, Colorado River Storage Project, Arizona—The Short-Run Economic Cost of Environmental Constraints on Hydropower Operations, 1997 Full text (603k pdf)
Handbook for Estimating the Economic Value of Changes in Fish and Wildlife-Related Resources, TM-EC-96-13, May 1996 Full text (30.4 MB PDF)
Impact of Fluctuating Reservoir Elevation on Recreation Use And Value, 2000 Full text (163k pdf)
Incentive Pricing Handbook for Agricultural Water Disticts, 1997 Full text (2.3M pdf)
Influence of Water Quality on Recreation Use: Theory, Techniques, and an Application, 2004 Full text
Interim Cost Allocation Report, Columbia Basin Project, Washington, May 2000
Introduction to Agent Based Modeling for Recreation Economic Analysis, TM-EC-2008-05, September 2008 Full text (2.66 MB PDF)
Introduction to Conjoint Analysis for Valuing Ecosystem Amenities, TM-EC-2008-03, February 2008 Full text (742 KB PDF)
A Managed Flood on the Colorado River:  Background, Objectives, Design, and Implementation, 2001 Full text (165k pdf)
Measuring Goodness of Fit for the Double Bounded Logit Model: Comment, 1998 Full text (176k pdf)
Measuring the Influence of Water Management Practices on the Economic Benefits of Commercial Fishing, Technical Memorandum Number EC-2008-01 Full text (320k pdf)
Measuring Regional Economic Impacts of Recreation, TM-EC-97-03, December 1997 Full text (39.1 MB PDF)
Meta-Analysis of Water Recreation, 2001 Full text (392k pdf)
Modeling Hourly Operations at Glen Canyon Dam, TM-EC-96-12, September 1996 Full text (3 MB PDF)
Modeling Recreation Decisions and Estimating the Benefits of North Dakota River Recreation, 1998 Full text (5.5 MB pdf)
Nonuse Economic Value: Emerging Policy Analysis Tool, 1993 Full text (242k pdf)
Placing an Economic Value on the Loss of Life - Value of Statistical Life Estimates that are Applicable to Reclamation Facilities, January 2009 Full text (20 MB PDF)
Public Involvement Manual, 2001 Full text (6.63M pdf)
Reservoir Recreation Use Estimation Modeling with Water Level Fluctuation, 2001 Full text (305k pdf)
Resource Management Plan Guidebook and Planning for the Future, 2003 Full text
San Juan–Chama Project, Colorado–New Mexico, Final Cost Allocation, 2001
Social Analysis Manual Volume 1 for managers and Volume 2 for practictioners
Understanding Hourly Operations at Glen Canyon Dam, TM-EC-2002-01, September 2002 Full text (28 MB PDF)
Using Contingent Valuation and Benefit Transfer to Evaluate Water Supply Improvement Benefits, April 1998 Full text (9.8 MB PDF)
Valuation of American Indian Land and Water Resources:  A Guidebook, TM-EC-2002-03, February 2002 Full text (29.5 MB PDF)
Water Supply - Assessing the Financial and Economic Feasibility of Rural Water System Improvements, 1999 Full text
Water and Land Recreation Opportunity Spectrum Users' Handbook, 2004 Full text
Last Updated: 3/13/23