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Lance Secures Plan To Finish Flood Study

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced that the completion of the Rahway River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study has been authorized in the U.S. House-passed Water Resources Development Act.  For years, Lance and the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control have worked to complete the Study, which will plan how to protect central New Jersey communities from Rahway River flooding.  

“The Rahway River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study will create a lasting solution for the protection of New Jersey municipalities that include Cranford, Kenilworth, Maplewood, Millburn, Rahway, Springfield and Union and the surrounding areas from severe flooding.  For years these municipalities have pursued this project based on its great merits.  And I have tried to be their champion at the federal level.  This is a critical role for federal representatives: effectively helping municipal, county and state officials work with the federal government and ensure efficient services to the areas they represent,” Lance said during debate of the Water Resources Development Act.  

 

Earlier this month, Lance joined Senator Bob Menendez (NJ) and Colonel David A. Caldwell, Commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (New York District), for a site visit of the proposed solution, known as Alternative 4A. That plan includes a modification to the Orange Reservoir and downstream channel improvements through Cranford as well as the acquisition of numerous properties in the City of Rahway.  The fix was selected based on a cost benefit analysis.

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Dan Aschenbach, a former Mayor of Cranford and leader of the Mayors Council, praised Lance for his leadership.  “The Mayors Council is tremendously grateful for the leadership and initiative that Congressman Lance has shown in support of the Rahway River Upper Basin project and the goal of providing protection from flooding.  Securing a designation in the Water Resources Development Act for expedited review is a major milestone in the project, and we are committed to working with Congressman Lance and Congress in getting the WRDA bill and the funding needed to complete the investigation over the finish line this year.”

“The municipalities that have experienced severe flooding from the Rahway River deserve the completion of the Study and the implementation of a plan that will protect life and property.  I thank the Mayors Council and local leaders for continuing to advocate on behalf of their communities,” Lance concluded in his remarks on the House Floor.

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