The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection to carry out a Feasibility Study to identify various flood risk management alternatives for communities along the Rahway River Basin, with a specific emphasis on the cities of Rahway and Cranford.
***January 2017 Update***
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers New York District, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announces an additional public information meetings in the City of Orange, NJ to discuss the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (DIFR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rahway River Flood Risk Management Study. The 45 day public comment period for the DIFR and EIS was initiated on December 9, 2016 and has been extended until February 7, 2017, to provide residents additional opportunity for feedback.
Public Information Meeting Schedule
Thursday January 26, 2017
Orange City Hall
4th Floor Council Chambers
29 North Day Street
Orange, NJ 07050
Both meetings are scheduled for 7:00pm – 9:00 pm and will follow the agenda below:
7:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Welcome and Poster Board Viewing
7:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Formal Informational Presentation
8:00 to 9:00 p.m. –Poster Board Session and Information Exchange
This DIFR and EIS has been prepared to document the formulation and evaluation of plans to address flooding problems in the Rahway River Basin and the significance of potential environmental impacts of the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) recommended in the report.
Written comments on the DIFR and EIS should be submitted to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Planning Division-Environmental Analysis Branch (Attn: Ms. Kimberly Rightler)
26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278-0090
Please also submit your commits by email to RahwayRiver@usace.army.mil
Comments submitted regarding the DIFR and EIS will assist in the agency's evaluation of the project changes and will be reflected in the project record.
For general questions regarding the Rahway River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study can be directed to Ms. Rifat Salim, Project Manager, Rifat.Salim@usace.army.mil , (917)790-8215.
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Notice of Availability
Draft Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Impact Statement
For general information please read the Rahway River Basin fact sheet or email the Project Manager.