Coastal Storm Barrier, Manasquan Inlet


New Jersey Eyes $16B Plan for Gates, Elevations for Flooding

WAYNE PARRY / AP – Huge gates that could be slammed shut when major storms approach would be built across the mouths of three inlets in New Jersey, closable barriers would cut parts of two bays in half, and 19,000 homes would be raised as part of a $16 billion plan to address back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore.

After five years of study, federal and state officials unveiled recommendations Thursday that would drastically change the appearance of some iconic spots at the shore …