New Jersey: Hudson River Floodwall Infrastructure and Resilience Park Project

Benefits: Reduces storm surge flooding for highly populated, dense urban-coastal communities.

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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.

Project Description

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.

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