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Army Corps Announces Public Meeting for NYNJHAT Study

Published Sept. 12, 2019
Updated: Sept. 11, 2019

NEW YORK – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District in cooperation with non-federal sponsors, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announces a public meeting for the New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Study on October 24th, 2019 in Great Neck, New York. This coastal storm risk management study covers the New York & New Jersey Harbor and tidally affected tributaries encompassing all of New York City, the Hudson River to Troy, NY; the lower Passaic, Hackensack, Rahway, and Raritan Rivers; and the Upper and Lower Bays of New York Harbor, Newark, Jamaica, Raritan and Sandy Hook Bays; the Kill Van Kull, Arthur Kill and East River tidal straits; and western Long Island Sound.

This focus area study is one of nine that the USACE North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS) Report, issued January 2015, identified for further study.  This study is authorized by Public Law 84-71, June 15, 1955 (69 Stat. 132) which directs the examination of damages in coastal and tidal areas due to coastal storms such as hurricanes “and of possible means of preventing loss of human lives and damages to property, with due consideration of the economics of proposed breakwaters, seawalls, dikes, dams, and other structures, warning services, or other measures which might be required.” 

At this public meeting, USACE will update stakeholders and the public on study tasks underway since release of the Interim Report earlier this year.  One key study task is processing preliminary new data from USACE hydrodynamic modeling, which identifies possible induced flooding extents, including the western Long Island Sound area, and consideration of measures to minimize, avoid or mitigate any and all induced flooding that may result from the conceptual alternatives.  

The following public meeting has been scheduled to present and discuss study issues with elected officials, stakeholders and the public:

Thursday, October 24th 2019
Inn at Great Neck,
30 Cutter Mill Road,
Great Neck, NY 11021.
Session is in the first floor ballroom.


Welcome:  5:00 p.m.
Initial Presentation:  5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Questions and Discussion:  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Presentation Recap:  7:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Further Questions and Discussion:  7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Transit Access: The Inn at Great Neck is located two blocks west of the Great Neck train station (LIRR Port Washington line).  From the station, walk west to Middle Neck Road. Cross Middle Neck Road at the crosswalk, and then turn right. Walk to intersection of Middle Neck Road and Cutter Mill Road. Turn left onto Cutter Mill Road. Walk 500 feet to the Inn at Great Neck. The Inn is on the left (south) side of the road.

Parking: The Inn at Great Neck offers complimentary valet parking for meeting attendees (up to lot capacity). There is free parking from 5pm onwards in the municipal garage at 2 Gussack Plaza. Street parking is also available (no charge after 6pm). 

For more information, visit the project page:

Or contact:
Bryce Wisemiller
US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
26 Federal Plaza
New York, New York 10278 or by email to:



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Michael Embrich

Release no. 19-012