US to urge storm surge barriers, elevating homes to fight New Jersey back bay flooding
The federal government will recommend a series of flood control measures, including storm surge barriers, floodwalls, and elevating homes, in a report later this year on how to combat back bay flooding -- a major problem in New Jersey.
Since Nov. 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been studying ways to reduce or prevent flooding along the back bays in the state, and elsewhere.
An Army Corps official, J. Bailey Smith, said Monday that the agency will present its recommendations in July.
Preliminary recommendations included flood gates across popular inlets up and down the Jersey Shore.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.