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  • August

    Army Corps Reduces Flood Risk for Green Brook, NJ Residents

    On August 2, 1973, heavy rain overflowed the banks of the Green Brook, a tributary of the Raritan River in central New Jersey. The flooding killed six people and turned streets into rivers, submerging cars and filling basements with water. When the floodwaters receded, they revealed millions of dollars’ worth of damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure.
  • February

    $26 million beach renourishment project works around challenges

    Every few years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredges sand from the Atlantic Ocean and pumps it to a 21-mile stretch of beach from the Borough of Sea Bright to Manasquan, New Jersey. This coastal storm risk management and erosion control project aims to reduce hurricane and storm damage to New Jersey’s beaches. Work is currently underway on the latest $26 million cycle of beach renourishment.
  • June

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Minish Park Project is revitalizing the Lower Passaic River in Newark, N.J.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is helping to revitalize a former industrial area along the Lower Passaic River in the downtown area of Newark, N.J.
  • October

    Army Corps and Partners Celebrate ‘Estuary Day’

    Army Corps and Partners Celebrate ‘Estuary Day’ in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
  • September

    Board on Coastal Engineering Research Discuss Hurricane Storm Response, Recovery and Resilience at New Jersey Venue

    At Sea Bright, New Jersey, Lynn Bocamazo of New York District speaks with Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, the Army Corps’ Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations during a group visit to the northern most part of the beach nourishment project. Discussed was what occurred during Sandy and areas exposed to tidal flooding from the Shrewsbury River on the backside of the Borough.
  • April

    Army Corps Celebrates Environmental Day

    Students from local area schools spent the day interacting with the Army Corps and its partnering agencies and organizations at Environmental Day held in Elizabeth, N.J. The event generated awareness and provided information about the value of the environment, long term sustainability of the planet, and its current environmental status.
  • September

    Army Corps releases history booklet on area with ongoing flood risk management work

    Archaeology and understanding the past are always important parts of any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project, whether it’s something small or it’s a project as massive as flood risk management project the Corps is undertaking in the Green Brook Sub-Basin in New Jersey. In that spirit, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a publication highlighting the history of the Bound Brook area where the flood risk reduction work is ongoing and ranges from building floodwalls, levees, gates and pump stations to raising bridges. The book is entitled “Where the Green Brook Meets the Raritan.”