In September 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released their NY-NJ Harbor and Tributaries Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, a report detailing USACE’s plan to protect NYC from storm surges and coastal flooding. The report gives an overview of the considered risk management options and USACE’s tentatively selected proposal. Check out articles from The City and Gothamist for more context.
The proposed plan, Alternative 3B, includes on-land flood protection measures and 12 in-water storm surge gates across NYC’s tributaries, including Flushing Creek. Here’s an interactive map of the project—everything in fuchsia is part of their proposed 3B plan.
Lunch & Learn
USACE will be presenting on Alternative 3B with a focus on Flushing Creek. Join us to learn more about the scope of the study, the proposed plan, opportunities for public comment and participation, and more!