Welfare Estimates for Five Scenarios of Water Quality Change in Southern California

Welfare Estimates for Five Scenarios of Water Quality Change in Southern California

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $100,000 / day: Loss of recreational welfare from a day-long closure at Huntington Beach
  2. $11.19 / person / day: CS for beach visits in Southern California in July
  3. $140,000 / year: Increase in annual CS of beach goers if Malibu Surfrider beach water quality improves by one HTB letter grade
  4. $5.2 million / year: Loss in annual CS of beach goers if Zuma Beach Water Degrades to an HTB Letter Grade of F
Region: Americas / Pacific
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Hanemann, M. Pendleton, L.Mohn, C. “Welfare Estimates for Five Scenarios of Water Quality Change in Southern California” Southern California Beach Valuation Project, 2005

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