Army Corps of Engineers and DEP Announce Phase 1 Study of Passaic River Basin Flood Management Options
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Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner
The study was launched in 2012 by the
The study looked at various combinations of flood management strategies. A field of six was narrowed down to three alternatives that will now be the subject of a detailed Phase 2 study that will result in a final comprehensive flood risk management project.
"Our communities in the densely populated
The Phase 1 study released today updated economic costs and benefits, engineering requirements and data for five different combinations of comprehensive flood risk management alternatives. The study also evaluated a federally required no action option. The field was narrowed to the following three options:
* Alternative 14A: Levees and floodwalls combined with nonstructural measures, such as flood-proofing, raising homes and buyouts. This alternative does not include channel improvements but includes the possibility of bridge and dam modifications to help mitigate structural impediments to flow.
* Nonstructural: Addressing the flood risk management issues in the basin exclusively through nonstructural measures such as flood-proofing, elevation of homes, and private property buyouts instead of large-scale construction projects such as levees, floodwalls and diversion tunnels.
These three alternatives give the
Public meetings will be held
The Phase 1 Report is now available to the public online in PDF format at www.nan.usace.army.mil/Passaic
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