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)
Two public sessions were scheduled following the FCSA to reach out to the public to explain the re-evaluation study and take questions in person. The first session was held the evening of July 11, 2012 at Pequannock Township High School in Pompton Plains, N.J. The second public session is slated to be held the evening of Sept. 13, 2012 at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy at 300 Oldham Road in Wayne, N.J., from 6-9pm. (Read the public notice announcing the FCSA signing and the two subsequent public information sessions)
Click here to see a PDF of the Army Corps' presentation from the July 11, 2012 meeting.
Click here to see a PDF of the 11 July 2012 open letter to Passaic River Basin stakeholders from New York District Commander Col. John R. Boulé distributed at the July 11 public information session.
Click here to download a PDF version of the brochure about the Passaic Study that was handed out at the kick-off public information sessions.
Click here to see a PDF of the Army Corps' presentation from the September 13, 2012 meeting.
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.