The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released the Interim Report for the New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study. The objective of the study is to investigate problems and solutions to reduce damages from coastal flooding that affect population, critical infrastructure, property, and ecosystems.
The document describes the engineering, economic, social and environmental analyses conducted to date and provides an array of alternative plans. These plans and future study analyses are expected to result in the selection of a recommended plan for the region while minimizing environmental, social and economic impacts. Alternatives under consideration include structural solutions such as storm surge barriers, tide gates, levees, and floodwalls; non-structural solutions such as elevation of homes; and nature-based features such as marsh restoration and the creation of living shorelines.
At the request of the LBI Joint Council of Taxpayers (JCTA), we are sharing this information. NBTA members can access the interim report and additional info from a March 14th Army Corps webinar at:
Army Corps and NJ Department of Environmental Protection news releases can be found at:
The formal comment period ends on April 1st, however comments will be accepted after that date.
Comments by email: PDPA-NAP@usace.army.mil
Comments in writing:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Division
100 Penn Square E.
Philadelphia PA 19107
Peter Trainor will be coordinating a response for the JCTA . You can also forward your comments to him at: email@example.com.