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NYC Council Meeting on Proposed Storm Surge Barriers

When:
October 22, 2018: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Where:
New York City Council, 16th Floor Committee Room, 250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007 map
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In response to the Army Corps proposed NYNJHATS Study, New York City Council Member Constantinides has introduced a resolution (Res. No. 509) calling for the study to consider sea level rise in addition to storm surge.

This resolution and the plans themselves will be discussed at a New York City Council Meeting on Monday, October 22 at 10am at New York City Council, 16th Floor Committee Room, 250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007.

The NYNJHATS Study explores the six different plans the Army Corps is considering for coastal storm protection, most of which call for construction of massive, in-water barriers (giant sea-gates) in New York Harbor that would choke off the Hudson River Estuary where it meets the ocean – restricting tidal flow, blocking the migration of fish and trapping sediment and contaminants. And with gates to allow passage of ships, the barriers would do nothing to protect against inevitable flooding from sea level rise.

Municipal resolutions such as the one introduced by Council Member Constantinides are valuable opportunities to show the Corps the concerns of community members. Join Riverkeeper and our allies at this City Council meeting to show our support for the passage of this resolution.

Learn more about the NYNJHATS Study here.

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