TR 3 - Implementation of the Federal Water Project Recreation Act in Colorado, J.A. Spence, June 1974

The purpose of this study is to analyze how the cost-sharing provisions of the Federal Water Project Recreation Act )P.L. 89-72) are being implemented in Colorado. It is an attempt to answer the general questions: (1) What was the impetus which culminated in the Act's formulation? (2) What were the policy intentions of the policymakers in the enactment of P.L. 89-72's cost-sharing provisions? (3) What is the extent of the Act's application in Colorado? (4) What actors are involved with the Act's implementation in Colorado? (5) What are the operative attitudes and policies of selected actors and what impact have they had on the Act's application in Colorado? (6) What is happening at the Federal level of government that may affect the Act's implementation in Colorado? (7) What problems have there been in implementing P.L. 89-72's cost-sharing provisions in Colorado? (8) To what extent is the Act fulfilling its congressional mandate?