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No Dam for South Mountain Reservation

July 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

TRENTON, NJ – In a letter written to the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), John Moyle, Manager of the NJ Bureau of Dam Safety and Flood Control for the State’s Department of Environmental Protection, has formally requested the Army Corps to move forward with further research on Alternative Four (channel improvements with modification to Orange Reservoir outlet pipes) and Alternative Seven-A (10-year non-structural measures). 

This means that the alternative that would call for the construction of an 810-foot dam and an 80-acre retention basin in the Reservation has been rejected.  In an analysis of the many options the USACE considered, the two that have been chosen for further study were deemed to be the most cost effective and the least destructive to the environment.

The DEP responded to public meetings, comments and grass-roots organizations such as Save Our Reservation, headed by former Maplewood Mayor Fred Profeta. .

“This is a victory for storm water management in the Rahway River Watershed,” said Jennifer Duckworth, Chair of Millburn’s Environmental Commission and CoChair of the Essex County Environmental Commission.  “Through this process, hopefully the townships of Millburn and Cranford and others that have seen so much flooding will see some relief in future storms without harming such an ecologically important resource.”

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