5 Bergen towns to benefit from DEP Meadowlands flooding plan

North Jersey: A plan to protect five towns in the Meadowlands region from chronic flooding has reached its final stages and could begin construction as early as 2020 and be completed by 2022.

In the Robert L. Craig School gym, engineers and representatives from the Department of Environmental Protection presented the final plan for the “New Meadowlands” project. The plan will benefit Little Ferry, Moonachie, Carlstadt, South Hackensack and Teterboro, towns prone to severe flooding from rain.

The plans call for flood mitigation through a mix of improvements to existing water channels, improvements and additions of public parks and planting trees and vegetation throughout the area to soak up rainwater. The plan also lays the groundwork for any future plans to address coastal flooding, without factoring in any construction for the issue. Continue reading>>

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