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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers storm surge study: Public meeting

Posted on January 30, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is holding a series of public meetings as part of its New York & New Jersey Harbors and Tributaries Study. This is an opportunity to become informed and speak out about a set of proposed, massive-scale construction projects meant to address flood risk from coastal storms in the New York – New Jersey region over the course of decades.

Several in-person meetings are being scheduled with intent of being hybrid (having a WebEx call-in option); however, some venues may not be capable of supporting this option. Check back on the project website to see if hybrid call-in information is included for the scheduled in-person events. Please note – if joining via Webex, there will be no audio for the first thirty minutes of each session since this time is reserved for in-person poster sessions. The project website also has details on additional meetings.

DATE: Tuesday February 21, 2023

TIME: 2-4PM and 6-8 PM (duplicate sessions)

LOCATION: Rockaways YMCA, 207 Beach 73rd St, Arverne, NY 11692

MORE INFO:, 1(718) 215-6950

The Corps’ proposal calls for 12 storm gates in the water across the mouths of Gowanus Canal, Newtown Creek, Flushing Creek and other waters surrounding New York Harbor, and extensive shoreline walls in the New York – New Jersey region. This opens a new and critical phase of flood protection planning for the region. In consultation with community partners and others, Riverkeeper is assessing the proposed flood protection measures, examining the presumed benefits along with the profound impacts they could have on waterways, neighborhoods and habitats.

The Corps, with partners New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New York Department of State and New York City Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice, seeks public input on the tentatively selected plan, known as “Alternative 3B.”


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