Economic DevelopmentNews

A bathymetric survey conducted by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute confirmed that the river is navigable from McCrea Point downstream to the basin; however, several amenities need to be installed to make this vision a reality. The Gebbie Foundation, County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, and City of Jamestown are developing a strategic action plan for enhancing the navigability of the Chadakoin River by small motorized watercraft, from McCrea Point Boat Launch to the basin where the City is developing the Jamestown Riverwalk. The business plan will identify projects, both economic and environmental-related, as well as marketing recommendations, that result in conceptual drawings, costing, a proposed timeline, suggested partnerships, and the identification of funding sources. This project will establish the groundwork for guiding the ultimate activation of the Chadakoin River for greater public use and ancillary development.