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Byram River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study

An Independent External Peer Review (IEPR) was completed of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Impact Statement (DIFR/EIS) for the Westchester County Streams , Byram River Basin, Connecticut and New York, Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York (hereinafter: Byram River Basin IEPR).

Please click here for the IEPR Report


The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) New York District (District), has released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Westchester County Streams, Byram River Basin, Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, and it is available for a 45-day public review ending 20 August 2018. 

This Draft Integrated FR/EIS has been prepared to document the formulation and evaluation of plans to address flood risk management in the Byram River Basin and the significance of potential environmental impacts of the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) recommended in the report.The report and associated documents are available below.

General questions regarding the Byram River Flood Risk Management Study can be directed to Ms. Rifat Salim, Project Manager at or 917-790-8215.

Written comments on the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement should be submitted to:


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

Planning Division- Environmental Branch (Attn: Ms. Kimberly Rightler)

Jacob J. Javits Federal Building

26 Federal Plaza

New York, New York 10278-0090

Public comments can also be submitted via email to:

A public meeting to discuss the TSP took place on July 24, 2018 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the Western Civil Center, 449 Pemberwick Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831. The meeting presentation and hand out are provided here:

- Byram River Public Meeting Presentation 

- Byram River Public Meeting Handout


Comments submitted will assist in the agency’s evaluation of the project changes and will be reflected in the project record.  All written comments, including contact information, will be made a part of the administrative record, available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The Administrative Record, or portions thereof, may also be posted on an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Internet website. Due to resource limitations, this office generally cannot acknowledge receipt of comments or respond to individual letters.


Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement:

***Notice of Availability***

***Main Report***

Appendix A1 - Environmental Resources

Appendix A2 - Section 404 (b)(1) Evaluation

Appendix A3 - USFWS Correspondence

Appendix A4 - MOA and Correspondence

Appendix A5 - Essential Fish Habitat Assessment

Appendix A6 - Coastal Zone Management

Appendix A7 - Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

Appendix A8 - General Conformity Analysis

Appendix A9 - Section 7 Endangered Species Act Coordination

Appendix A10 - Traffic Analysis

Appendix A11 - General Coordination

Appendix A12 - Report Distribution List  

Appendix B1 - Hydrology

Appendix B2 - Hydraulics

Appendix B3 - Nonstructural

Appendix B4 - Structural Engineering

Appendix B5 - Geotechnical Engineering

Appendix C - Cost

Appendix D - Economics

Appendix E - Real-Estate

Appendix F - Pertinent Correspondence 


For general information please read the Byram River Basin Fact Sheet.