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OUR MISSION is to restore sediment filled areas of Jamesville Reservoir in order to preserve the natural and recreational aspects of the Reservoir and Butternut Creek. These efforts will benefit residents, visitors to the Jamesville Beach County Park and outdoor recreationalists.

Project Overview

Project Overview

As the Jamesville Reservoir Volunteer Group discusses this project with various agencies and engineering firms, the project overview has and will continue to change dramatically to create the best environmental and cost effective methods to reclaim the natural depths in Jamesville Reservoir.

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Solutions

Many ideas for resolving the issues facing the Jamesville Reservoir have been proposed.

The Corps of Engineers report on dredging approximately 30 acres of material has stalled due to non-viable, non-federal sponsor. Please see Previous Research page to read the full report.

Other factors include securing a site to place dredge sediment. Thirty acres of sediment would require a site of 50 acres to safely deposit the materials.

The Jamesville Reservoir Volunteer Group is currently soliciting bids from environmental engineering companies to design the most cost-effective, environmentally sound plan that is achievable by private donations and modest grants.


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Donate Now

Donate Now

The Jamesville Reservoir Volunteer Group is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation. The "Save the Reservoir" project will be a large and costly undertaking that will have rewards for the future. Because of the high costs, we need to raise funds from the public. There are several ways you can support this campaign. One is to make a monetary donation. Just follow this link to find out how to donate. You can also opt to have your business or organization post a banner advertisement on this website. Just follow this link to find out how.


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   The Jamesville Reservoir was one of four reservoirs built as feeders for the middle division of the historic Erie Canal between 1872 and 1874. These reservoirs were designed to maintain water levels during dry seasons.
   Over the years, the reservoir has had considerable silt build-up at the south end where the channel of Butternut Creek enters. The path and condition of Butternut Creek has deteriorated causing large trees and sediment to fill in areas once used to kayak, fish and boat.  Read more.
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