Byram River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study

May 28, 2021 Update: Release of Final Report: Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA Regulations 40 CFR 1506.10 (b) (2), the publication of a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register (posted on March 27, 2020) for the Final Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Impact Statement (FR/EIS) for the Westchester County Streams, Byram River Basin, Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study, initiated a 30-day waiting period for the Federal decision to finalize a Record of Decision (ROD).  The ROD on the proposed project/action was signed on January 29, 2021.

Record of Decision (ROD)

On May 7, 2020 Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers signed a Chief’s Report for the Westchester County Stream, Byram River Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study, Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement — a key milestone for the proposed project.  The project is authorized for construction in Section 401 WRDA 2020. 

***Byram Final Chief's Report*** 

***Final Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Assessment***

General questions regarding the Byram River Flood Risk Management Study can be directed to:

Ms. Rifat Salim
Project Manager
PH: 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***

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