Rahway River Flood Control Council Meets Tonight

RAHWAY — The Mayors’ Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will meet tonight at the Rahway Library at 7:30 p.m.

Rahway Mayor Rick Proctor said “We are leading the effort to find a regional approach to flood control given the damages communities experienced from Hurricane Irene. The City of Rahway faced significant damages and we were close to potentially facing a devastating breach that could have hit our downtown.”

Mayors from Cranford, Garwood, Winfield Park, Millburn, Springfield, Union, West Orange, Kenilworth and Rahway will participate on the council. Other communities are also expected to be involved as projects get defined.

The agenda will include: development of additional opportunities for acquisition of properties that have experienced repetitive loss from flooding; discussion of a review of the bridges along Rahway River that may affect flood control; a status of the US Army Corp of Engineers alternatives for regional flood control; a model stormwater ordinance; and a legislative strategy.

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