One should ask what has been the savings from the protection over the years which Jersey Lake provided in flood protection alone, not to mention the aesthetic benefits of fish and wildlife to the visitors. Future recreational development such as trails for mt. Bicycling and hiking during the warm seasons and the use of trails for winter recreation should be estimated and commented on. There are other similar lakes in the region which could be used as models of the
numerous cost effectiveness and aesthetic benefits. Says Hank Deutsch
Jersey Valley Lake 8 is near Knapp Valley which is unquestionably worth a visit; why not a little side journey to Knapp Creek.