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
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
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.
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