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Passaic River Basin Floodway Buy-Out Program

Passaic River Basin Flood Management
(Floodway Buy-out)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and our non-Federal sponsor, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are pleased to announce the release of the final report for the Passaic River Floodway Buyout Study. Questions regarding the project should be directed to Rifat Salim, Project Manager.

Passaic River Basin Floodway Buyout Project Summary Fact Sheet

***May 2015 Update***

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District (District) announces the availability of the Draft Decision Document and Environmental Assessment for the Passaic River Floodway Buyout Project, Passaic, New Jersey.

The District is proposing to buy and remove up to 32 homes along River Edge Drive in Pompton Lakes and in the Hoffman Grove area of Wayne Township. These homes are located within the State defined floodway and sustain damages during flood events. Subsequent to demolition and removal activities, the area will be reseeded with native herbaceous vegetation and will be allowed to revert back to a more natural floodplain environment. The proposed action is authorized in Section 1148 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (WRDA 1996) and Section 327 of WRDA 2000.

Please click here for the full formal Notice of Availability for these documents, including instructions for submitting comments.

Passaic River Floodway Buyout Draft Decision Document & Environmental Assessment