Economic Development of Areas Contiguous to Multipurpose Reservoirs: The Kentucky-Tennessee Experience

Michael B. Hargrove
Abstract: This study analyzes the effects of multi-purpose reservoir projects on the economic development of areas contiguous to the dam and reservoir. The study concentrates on the development potential in a humid region where the provision of agricultural water is not critical to the economy. Can a reservoir project be a major part of a development program for a local area? How can the favorable effects of the project on the contiguous area be increased?...
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