The Army Corps of Engineers and New Jersey DEP will hold a public meeting Monday at Union County College in Cranford to provide feedback on where they are at with the ongoing study required prior to selecting a flood control alternative for the Rahway River basin.

The meeting, which comes a year after the Army Corps held the last public forum on the issue, will use any information gathered at the meeting Monday as part of the Environmental Impact Statement required by the Council on Environmental Quality’s National Policy Act. This is just the first step in a long process...

...In February Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez announced the federal government had committed $1 million towards the completion of the stalled study required to move flood mitigation efforts forward.

Although Menendez said the critically needed funding would help complete the necessary studies required to move forward with channel improvements, dry and wet flood proofing and other flood mitigation measures, whether this was completely accurate appears to still be in question.

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