Estimating the benefits of water quality improvements in the upper Narragansett Bay

Estimating the benefits of water quality improvements in the upper Narragansett Bay

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: estuary
Sample Value Estimates:
Benefits to Rhode Island residents of the water quality improvement in the Upper Narragansett Bay
  1. $2.9 million / year: estimated annual costs
  2. $2.0 million / year: expected annual benefits
  3. $30-60 million: aggregate annual benefits for swimmable water
  4. $30-70 million: aggregate annual benefits for shell-fishable.
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: MESP Primary

Publication information

Hayes, K. M. Tyrrell, T. J.Anderson, G. “Estimating the benefits of water quality improvements in the upper Narragansett Bay” Marine Resource Economics, 71, 1992

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