Back bay residents: Army Corps, N.J. to host flood risk meeting

    Tidal flooding in West Wildwood in late January 2016. (North Wildwood Police Department)

    Tidal flooding in West Wildwood in late January 2016. (North Wildwood Police Department)

    Back bay residents can have their voices heard regarding flooding concerns during an upcoming meeting with representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. 

    Officials will discuss a feasibility study on coastal storm risk management problems within the back bay area at the public meeting next week at Stockton University, according to an Army Corps of Engineers releases. 

    The study area covers approximately 950 square miles and nearly 3,400 miles of shoreline within the network of interconnected tidal waterways through Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic, and Cape May counties.

    The study aims to investigate problems and provide solutions to reduce damages from coastal flooding impacting people, infrastructure, facilities, property, and ecosystems. 

    The meeting is slated for December 1 between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Stockton University Campus Center located at 101 Vera King Farris Drive in Galloway. 

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