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King County, Washington

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Water and Land Resources Division, King County, Washington

2011 King County River Management Survey

Cover - Report on the 2011 River Management Telephone and Online Surveys

In 2011, King County conducted a River Management Survey to gather resident opinions about rivers, how rivers are used and how they are managed in an effort to improve river management and communication practices.

The survey focuses on learning more about how residents value rivers, residents’ familiarity with river management practices and their opinion about river recreation opportunities.

The survey results will be used to improve river management and education and communication practices about flood risk reduction projects, river hazards and river safety.

The Report on the 2011 River Management Telephone and Online Surveys is provided in Adobe Acrobat format.

Download report here:

Inside the report:

  • Executive summary
  • Introduction and objectives
  • Telephone survey methods, results, key findings and conclusions
  • Online survey methods, results, key findings and conclusions
  • Comparison of telephone and online surveys
  • Appendices:
    • Telephone survey questionnaire
    • Online survey questionnaire
    • Tables of survey results
    • Verbatim responses to open ended questions

Methodology

The telephone survey was conducted from September 19-October 1, 2011 using randomly selected landline and mobile phone numbers based on King County ZIP codes. With 703 responses, the telephone survey data provides a representative sample of King County residents, and results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percent.

The online survey, which was posted on the King County website from September 21-October 18, 2011, collected 728 responses. The online survey had three additional questions. The online survey data is not expected to comprise a representative sample of King County residents.

For more information about the 2011 King County River Management Survey, please contact Saffa Bardaro, Communications Specialist, King County River and Floodplain Management Section.