Back Bay Study

This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Jersey Back Bays (NJBB) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Interim Feasibility Study and Environmental Scoping Document presents a preliminary focused array of alternative plans that reduces risk to human life and flooding risk from coastal storms in the NJBB Region. These findings and associated analyses are consistent with study planning objectives in addition to minimizing environmental, social and economic impacts. The reduction of flood-related damages to residential structures, commercial structures, critical infrastructure, and industries is critical to the national and regional economy.

The long term strategy for resilience in the NJBB region is a scalable solution that integrates CSRM efforts included in this NJBB CSRM Study Document as well as CSRM efforts considered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (the NJBB Study non-Federal Sponsor), other Federal agencies, NGOs and municipal entities. This Interim Feasibility Study and Environmental Scoping Document has been prepared in accordance with relevant laws and USACE guidance.

This document does not inform Federal or USACE policy and is not considered a formal decision document, and is not a National Environmental Policy Act of 1970 (NEPA) compliant document. The USACE will continue to coordinate with the NJDEP to implement the recommended project in accordance with current policy.

The remainder of this study can be found at www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/New-Jersey-Back-Bays-Coastal-Storm-Risk-Management/

Erin Buterick