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On April 23, 2010, Governor Christie signed Executive Order 23, establishing the Passaic River Basin Flood Advisory Commission to develop and recommend solutions to the chronic flooding problems that plague New Jersey residents.

Recognizing there is no ‘silver bullet’ that can stop flooding in the Passaic River Basin, the Commission packaged 15 recommendations in this Report with small and large solutions to mitigate flood damage, better prepare for the periodic flooding and improve efforts to help flood victims.

DEP Commissioner Martin led the Commission with representatives from multiple organizations and municipalities. As authorized by the Executive Order, the Commission also consulted with additional outside experts and knowledgeable individuals in the public and private sectors.

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March 6, 2014

DEP Commissioner Bob Martin and USACE’s New York District Colonel Paul E. Owen announce the release of the first phase of a study evaluating long-term flood risk management alternatives to help Passaic River Basin communities deal with chronic flooding.

 
January 15, 2014

The latest in a series of online, interactive flood- preparation maps designed to assist emergency management personnel and keep residents in the Passaic River Basin informed about flooding events in real time has been launched, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

 
September 19, 2013

The Christie Administration today announced that local and county governments in the Passaic River Basin may now apply for state grants to help them keep streams and rivers clear of snags, debris and shoals under a new $3 million program that will reduce flooding risks in communities throughout the Passaic River region.

 
October 1, 2012

Commissioner Martin announced the launch of the first in a series of online, interactive flood preparation maps designed to assist emergency management personnel and keep residents in the Passaic River Basin informed about flooding events in real time.

 
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