(a) Water-related recreation encompasses activities undertaken for amusement and relaxation. Activities encompass two broad categories of use: consumptive, e.g., harvesting
resources by hunting and fishing; and non-comsumptive, e.g. canoeing and sight-seeing.
(b) Possible loss of values: One of the more important direct impacts of dredged or
fill disposal is to impair or destroy the resources which support recreation activities. The disposal of dredged or fill material may adversely modify or destroy water use
for recreation by changing turbidity, suspended particulates, temperature, dissolved
oxygen, dissolved materials, toxic materials, pathogenic organisms, quality of habitat,
and the aesthetic qualities of sight, taste, odor, and color.
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