NEW YORK – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is releasing an Interim Report for the NY & NJ Harbor and Tributaries Study on February 20, 2019. State and city partners that contributed input on the Interim Report include the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the City of New York.
Historical storms have severely impacted the New York-New Jersey Harbor region. In response to these storms, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating measures to manage future flood risk in ways that support the long-term resilience and sustainability of the coastal ecosystem and surrounding communities, and reduce the economic costs and risks associated with flood and storm events.
The study team has prepared an Interim Report to present an array of alternative concepts along with preliminary costs, benefits and environmental considerations, and to identify data gaps, key uncertainties, and factors that warrant further investigation because of their potential to affect plan selection. The concepts discussed in the Interim Report will include consideration of adaptation strategies for a range of future sea level rise projections, to ensure long-term resiliency in the face of uncertain future conditions.
Public and agency feedback on the Interim Report will inform the next round of investigations and modeling needed to identify a Tentatively Selected Plan for the upcoming Draft Feasibility Report and Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement.
The study team will continue to engage with the public through public comments and public meetings. The dates and locations for these meetings, as well as a copy of the report, can be found on our public website at:
Questions and comments may be submitted to NYNJHAT Study Team, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, Room 2145, NY 10279-0090, or via email to: NYNJHarbor.TribStudy@usace.army.mil.
Please provide any comments by two weeks after the last public meeting to ensure maximum utility. However, comments received after this time will still be welcome.