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New Jersey Gets New Green Flood Prevention

New Jersey Gets New Green Flood Prevention

RE: New Jersey Gets New Green Flood Prevention

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The new green features include grassy berms—raised areas of land separating two pieces of flat land—that can both keep out floodwaters and function as green community areas during nicer weather.

Oh yeah, we got those around here too. Yawn :)

The problem with sloppy work is that the supply FAR EXCEEDS the demand

RE: New Jersey Gets New Green Flood Prevention

Sounds like levees to me.

RE: New Jersey Gets New Green Flood Prevention

In other news 1200 era Hollanders look up with little surprise. For that matter a significant proportion of Norfolk in the UK was claimed from the sea by judicious use of seawalls, drainage and windmills.


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“This [$230 million flood prevention project] will help protect our city and support our economic goals. We believe that Hoboken can truly become a national model for innovatively dealing with the impacts of global climate change."

" The plan is especially significant in contrast to the flood-protection program recently debuted in Texas. The $23 billion to $31.8 billion Coastal Barrier Alternative plan relies largely on gray infrastructure like floodwalls, floodgates and pump stations to prevent and reduce flooding.

Is it not a good alternative?
Why not?

RE: New Jersey Gets New Green Flood Prevention

I don't think we're saying it's not a good idea. I think we're saying ...

1) hardly "innovative", and
2) if you (well, your taxpayers) can afford the cost then why not. My suspicion is that someone is making plenty of hay out of this. I suspect they had green space set aside, possibly a requirement of local planning. I suspect they had fill to get rid of, presumably some sort of excavation is required. I suspect someone thought ... I can save the dumping fees (dump it on my own green-space) and call it "climate protection" and charge double !

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: New Jersey Gets New Green Flood Prevention

1) You want rocket science? www.nasa.gov
2) Unfounded opinions. www.file13.com

RE: New Jersey Gets New Green Flood Prevention

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Sounds like levees to me

Let the Corp of Engineers work on it. They can wall off anything nature throws at us. What could possibly go wrong?

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts."

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