Passaic River Basin General Re-evaluation Study
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are partnering to carry out the Passaic River Basin General Re-evaluation Study to determine the best flood risk management alternative to help communities throughout the Passaic River Basin. The re-evaluation is one of the 15 recommendations made by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Passaic River Flood Advisory Commission.
The study was kicked off in June 2012 by the signing of a Feasibility Cost-Sharing Agreement (FCSA) between the Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. (Read more about the FCSA)
*** Spring 2014 Update ***
Passaic River Basin Flood Risk Management General Re-evaluation Study Preliminary Alternative Analysis Report has been completed and is now available to the public.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted three public information sessions with New Jersey DEP representatives in attendance to discuss the results of Phase I of the report with interested members of the public and to answer questions, get feedback and gather concerns.
Click here to find out more about the Passaic River Tidal Protection Area project (hurricane protection levees and floodways in Harrison, Kearny and Newark) that has been separated from the larger, ongoing Passaic River Mainstem General Re-evaluation Study since Hurricane Sandy.
For more information on the Passaic River Basin General Re-evaluation Study, please check out the project Fact Sheet or you can e-mail the study team at Passaic_Study@usace.army.mil.