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Criteria for inclusion of rivers within system.

Rivers of a scenic nature are eligible for inclusion in the system. Ideally, a scenic river:
(1) Is free-flowing without diversions that hinder recreational use;
(2) Has a streamway that is relatively unmodified by riprapping and other stream bank protection;
(3) Has water of sufficient quality and quantity to be deemed worthy of protection;
(4) Has a relatively natural setting and adequate open space;
(5) Requires some coordinated plan of management in order to enhance and preserve the river area; and
(6) Has some lands along its length already in public ownership, or the possibility for purchase or dedication of public access and/or scenic easements.
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