Bound Brook flooded after Hurricane Irene


Despite More Intense Storms, These Pricey NJ Flood Projects Went Nowhere

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – It reads like a list of the world’s great engineering marvels.

On the Passaic River, there was a $3 billion plan to build 17 miles of flood walls and 24 miles of earthen levees from Kearny to Totowa to keep the waterway and its tributaries from overflowing into towns.

In the Meadowlands, a plan called for nine miles of levees to protect the region from a devastating storm surge and create a “Central Park” out of the famed marshlands …

Lincoln Park, N.J., in aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida.