Boating survey to be issued

Boaters, marina users and other Raystown guests will receive boating surveys in the coming weeks as part of a boating density study to revise the lake’s master plan.

The U.S. Army Corps and CDM-Smith are distributing the surveys to get boaters’ perceptions of crowdedness and safety and to help continue identifying boating trends and high-density use areas.

The first portion of the boating density study used aerial surveys during the boating season to determine the number of boats using the lake on Saturdays at peak times.

Identified boating survey participants will receive email or mailed paper surveys and instructions on how to complete the surveys.

Additional participants will not be accepted for this survey.

The last boating survey, which summarized boating use, density and public perceptions at the time, was conducted in 1987.

This new survey is to assist with updating the master plan, which is required under water infrastructure improvement legislation.

The current master plan and other project information can be found at www.nab.usace.army.mil/Raystown-Master-Plan-Revision/.