Group forms to address Monmouth County flooding

A regional commission is being formed to identify and implement ways to reduce flooding in Monmouth County. The Oakhurst area floods virtually every time there's

The Oakhurst area floods virtually every time there's a heavy rain, and trees are toppling over in the woods because the ground is so saturated.

The Oakhurst area floods virtually every time there's a heavy rain, and trees are toppling over in the woods because the ground is so saturated. (3/10/14)

OAKHURST - A regional commission is being formed to identify and implement ways to reduce flooding in Monmouth County.

The Oakhurst area floods virtually every time there's a heavy rain, and trees are toppling over in the woods because the ground is so saturated.

The commission will be made up of representatives from the five towns affected: Ocean Township, Eatontown, Long Branch, West Long Branch and Tinton Falls.

"It's needed, I think it's a good thing. I mean, if the towns get together and do something about it," says flood victim Harry Scharmberg. 

The commission will explore the possibility of forming catch basins and dredging the waterway.

     

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