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Trail Planning

Development of Trails along Waterways, Canals, and Flood Channels

By: Rails-to-Trails-Conservancy MANUAL
July 1, 2011

Development of Trails along Canals, Flood Channels, and other WaterwaysDownload

This 2011 report from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy discusses preliminary considerations and strategies in the process of developing a trail along a waterway. Topics include land ownership, developing an agreement, owner use, liability, maintenance, public safety and other considerations. The report includes sample cooperative agreements between water districts and local jurisdictions for trail development.

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