Army Corps to Hold Study Meeting February 27


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, in cooperation with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, announces a public meeting for the New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Study on Thursday, February 27, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Beach Channel Educational Campus (100-00 Beach Channel Dr.)

This coastal storm risk management study covers the New York and New Jersey Harbor and tidally-affected tributaries encompassing all of NYC, the Hudson River to Troy, NY; the lower Passaic, Hackensack, Rahway, and Raritan Rivers; and the Upper and Lower Bays of New York Harbor, Newark, Jamaica, Raritan and Sandy Hook Bays; the Kill Van Kull, Arthur Kill and East River tidal straits; and western Long Island Sound.

This public meeting for coastal storm risk management solutions has strong support from Congressional Representatives Gregory Meeks and Hakeem Jeffries, and Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

This Study covers one of nine focus areas identified in the USACE North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS) Report, issued January 2015, warranting further analysis. It focuses on damages in coastal and tidal areas due to coastal storms such as hurricanes.

At this meeting, USACE will update the public on tasks underway since release of the Interim Report in February 2019. One key task is the development of new preliminary data from USACE hydrodynamic modeling, which identifies possible induced flooding extents, including the Rockaway area, and consideration of measures to minimize, avoid or mitigate any and all induced flooding that may result from the conceptual alternatives.

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