Rahway River Basin (Tidal) Flood Risk Management Feasibility

June 2, 2021 Update: On June 9, 2020, the Army Corps New York District announces that Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers has signed a Chief’s Report for the Rahway River Basin, N.J. Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment — a key milestone for the proposed project.  The project is authorized for construction in Section 401 WRDA 2020. 

April 2, 2020 Update: Please note that the Final Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Assessment (FIFR/EA) and proposed Report of the Chief of Engineers for the Rahway River Basin (Tidal) Coastal Storm Risk Management Study is currently undergoing State and Federal Agency review as required by the Flood Control Act of 1944. Upon receipt of their comments, the Report of the Chief of Engineers will be finalized and submitted to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works for transmittal to Congress. The 30-day State and Agency review period ends on May 2, 2020.

Final Chief's Report

Final Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Assessment 


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection to carry out a Feasibility Study to identify various Coastal Storm Risk Management alternatives to address tidal flooding in the lower portion of the Rahway River Basin. The study area encompasses portions of the Cities of Linden and Rahway in Union County and the Borough of Carteret and Woodbridge Township in Middlesex County. The tidal influence on the Rahway River extends roughly five miles from the Arthur Kill into the City of Rahway.


***Rahway River Tidal Public Notice***