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Army Corps to hold public meeting Wednesday in Lambertville to discuss flood risk management plan

September 2011

September 2011

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) released a draft report for a flood risk management feasibility study, and are accepting public comments on the proposal.

Among the venues, USACE and NJDEP will host a public workshop on July 29 from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Lambertville Justice Center, 25 S. Union St., to discuss the recommended plan described in the report.

The purpose of the study, says the Army Corps, is “to identify and evaluate potential flood risk management solutions along portions of the Delaware River in New Jersey, and to assess the feasibility of implementing the solutions.”

In Lambertville, the recommended plan calls for the construction of approximately 500 feet of levee along Alexauken Creek; the construction of 1400 feet of floodwall along the Delaware & Raritan Canal; a property buyout; and the construction of interior drainage features.

As part of the release of the draft report, USACE invites the public to submit comments on the proposal. The report can be viewed online, and comments can be sent via email to PDPA-NAP@USACE.ARMY.MIL.

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