U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

RAHWAY, NJ — The U.S. Congress approved the Federal Water Resources Act of 2016 on Saturday, Dec. 10, and sent it to President Barack Obama for signing, according to a release from the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control The act includes the authorization of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as a […]

Mayors Council to head to D.C. to push flood mitigation plan along

ESSEX / UNION COUNTIES, NJ — The Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will head to Trenton this week to meet with Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Martin on Dec. 9 to urge the state to move ahead on the state funding of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation plan, including getting to […]

Senate action furthers Rahway River flood control initiative

CRANFORD, NJ — The Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control reported in a recent press release that on Sept. 15 the U.S. Senate passed by a 96-4 vote the Federal Water Resources Development Act, which includes a directive to the secretary to expedite the final review and provide pre-construction and engineering funds for […]

Mayors Council endorses federal strategy for initial Rahway River flood mitigation plan

Mayors Council endorses federal strategy for initial Rahway River flood mitigation plan

CRANFORD, NJ — The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control voted at its recent meeting to endorse the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ strategy for initial flood mitigation in the upper Rahway River Basin, according to a recent release from the Mayors Council. Known as Alternative 4a, the plan is a revision of one […]

Mayors Council reports major step forward in Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control released in a June 5 statement that the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced HR 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which includes an amendment to authorize the construction planning and engineering of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan. The priority […]

Rahway River study receives $379,000 in federal funding

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker highlighted $10,954,000 in funding to protect New Jersey communities threatened by repeated floods contained within the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Act appropriations bill, which passed in the Senate on May 12. Among the projects receiving funding is the ongoing […]

Come to the river on May 1

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange River Day is an annual, community gathering to clean up the village’s section of the Rahway River, celebrate South Orange, and promote environmental education and awareness. This year’s event will include volunteer river cleanup, live music with Jonathan Fritz, exhibits, food, wild edibles walk with Dining Wild, mini-bioblitz with […]

Mayors Council heads to D.C. to fund flood mitigation plan

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Next week, representatives from the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will head to Washington, D.C., to convince the U.S. Congress to fund the Rahway River flood mitigation plan. As of September 2015, the flood mitigation study was fully funded, leaving the next step to the U.S. Congress to approve […]