Benefits: Reduces storm surge flooding for highly populated, dense urban-coastal communities.
Hoboken, New Jersey: $22.52 Million
There are two low-lying elevation areas in parts of Jersey City, Weehawken and the City of Hoboken that act as an inlet for flood waters. During Hurricane Sandy, according to a Stevens Institute Study, over 400 million gallons of coastal storm surge entered at the two breach points.
This project will construct a “Resist Structure” floodwall to secure these two points and reduce flood risk from tropical storms, hurricanes and nor’easter events. The Resist Structure is designed to reduce risks from the 1% annual-chance flood for both existing conditions and projected sea level rise that could occur through the year 2075.