ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A colossal barrier with gates that open for ships is proposed to wall off New York Harbor from the Atlantic Ocean and protect the city from storm surges during severe coastal storms.
The offshore barrier is one of six proposals generated by a $19 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study launched following Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The Corps on Thursday announced three public meetings next week to explain the proposals and gather public input on what should be addressed in the environmental impact study.
All but two alternatives call for various configurations of in-water storm surge barriers. One proposal calls for only land-based protection such as levees, floodwalls, dunes and waterfront parks.
Public meetings are scheduled Monday in New York City, Tuesday in Newark and Wednesday in Poughkeepsie.
- Army Corps sets meetings to outline New York flood proposals
- Canal Corp. to host Frankfort meeting about canal trail project
- UPD, DPW outline budget needs to Common Council finance committee
- A local animal shelter outlines plans for state funding
- New York airports set passenger record for 6th straight year
- Lainey's Army Relocates
- Hartwick College program will groom Peace Corps volunteers
- Low turnout for flood mitigation meeting in Herkimer
- Newport Planning Board holds special meeting regarding proposed cell tower