Importance of Southern Brooklyn Coastal Protection Highlighted

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Council Member Chaim Deutsch and Council Member Mark Treyger have called on the Army Corps of Engineers to include coastal protection projects along the waterfront communities of South Brooklyn.

After Schumer’s and Jeffries’s push in Congress, the recently passed FY16 Appropriations bill included federal funding for a New York/New Jersey Harbor feasibility study, which will study and provide recommendations for mitigation and resiliency projects throughout the harbor.

Specifically, the study will examine Sandy-related coastal flooding, test various solutions to prevent such flooding in the future and make a final recommendation on how to best alleviate flooding in these communities.

The lawmakers urged the Army Corps to make sure the study’s final recommendation includes protection projects for Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Canarsie, Coney Island and other communities throughout Southern Brooklyn.

They explained that these coastal communities have endured significant flooding on numerous occasions and are therefore in desperate need of mitigation measures.

These communities do not currently have adequate long-term federally-funded resiliency projects, the officials stated.

 

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