Northjersey.com: Dam no longer an option for South Mountain Reservation

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Construction of a large dam, or detention basin, in South Mountain Reservation to control flooding of the Rahway River is no longer an option.

Responding to a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection review and concerns voiced at several public meetings John Moyle, manager of the state Bureau of Dam Safety and Flood Control today directed the US Army Corps of Engineers to no longer consider the detention basin in the reservation as part of its feasibility study of Rahway River Basin flood abatement projects.

The state DEP has recommended more economically feasible and less environmentally-destructive flood abatement options be pursued, according to a press release from the South Mountain Conservancy, one of several organizations leading opposition to a dam in the reservation.

 

Construction of a large dam, or detention basin, in South Mountain Reservation to control flooding of the Rahway River is no longer an option.

 

 

Responding to a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection review and concerns voiced at several public meetings John Moyle, manager of the state Bureau of Dam Safety and Flood Control today directed the US Army Corps of Engineers to no longer consider the detention basin in the reservation as part of its feasibility study of Rahway River Basin flood abatement projects.

The state DEP has recommended more economically feasible and less environmentally-destructive flood abatement options be pursued, according to a press release from the South Mountain Conservancy, one of several organizations leading opposition to a dam in the reservation.

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Construction of a large dam, or detention basin, in South Mountain Reservation to control flooding of the Rahway River is no longer an option.

 

 

Responding to a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection review and concerns voiced at several public meetings John Moyle, manager of the state Bureau of Dam Safety and Flood Control today directed the US Army Corps of Engineers to no longer consider the detention basin in the reservation as part of its feasibility study of Rahway River Basin flood abatement projects.

The state DEP has recommended more economically feasible and less environmentally-destructive flood abatement options be pursued, according to a press release from the South Mountain Conservancy, one of several organizations leading opposition to a dam in the reservation.


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