Raritan Bay & Sandy Hook Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study

On Tuesday, May 23rd, representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) came to Town Hall for a public outreach meeting. There were also two meetings held in Aberdeen and Keyport the following day.

View the slides that were presented on poster boards at the meetings.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and NJDEP would like to get public input on the study goals to:

  • Reduce economic impacts from coastal storms and coastal flooding. 
  • Reduce the risks to human life, health, and safety. 
  • Improve the resilience of our towns to the impacts of coastal storms and flooding. 
  • Utilize natural and nature-based features and/or restoration of the natural coastal system of defenses to reduce impacts from coastal storms. 
  • Improve floodplain management. 
  • Improve recreation opportunities. 

These meetings also served as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) public scoping meetings, as they are also gathering public input for the Environmental Assessment under preparation that will assess impacts of the proposed project.

Visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' website to read more about the study.