Army Corps and partners to hold open house event for Delaware River Comprehensive flood study

Army Corps of Engineers
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (February 15, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ Philadelphia District (USACE), with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), will hold open house events Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Washington and Lawrenceville, NJ respectively.
The public is invited to view information and provide feedback on the Delaware River Basin Comprehensive Interim Feasibility Study for New Jersey. The meeting will focus on the study area that includes municipalities in Warren, Hunterdon and Mercer Counties.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the feasibility of USACE participation in implementing flood risk management solutions along the Delaware River in sixteen New Jersey municipalities which were originally identified as a result of the 2004, 2005, and 2006 flood events. Subsequently, additional areas have come to attention, and investigation of these areas has recently been initiated. More information on the study is available at
Open House Events:
• Feb. 22 (3:30-7:30 p.m.) at Warren County Technical School, Cafeteria, 1500 Route 57, Washington, NJ 07882
• Feb. 23 (3:30-7:30 p.m.) at Mercer County Library, Lawrence Headquarters, Room 1, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
The Delaware River Basin Comprehensive Interim Feasibility Study for New Jersey was instigated by several major storm events that resulted in flooding along portions of the Delaware River and corresponding concerns regarding environmental degradation and infrastructure. The Army Corps of Engineers was given authority under the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986 to conduct a reconnaissance study and any ensuing feasibility level investigations in the Delaware River Basin for the purposes of flood risk management and ecosystem restoration. Separate authorization in 2005 underscored the need for these issues to be addressed.