City Breaks Ground on Southeast Queens Anti-Flooding Projects

City Breaks Ground on Southeast Queens Anti-Flooding Projects

The city is moving forward with its $1.9 billion commitment to prevent flooding in Southeast Queens, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced Wednesday.

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Storm Surge Barriers Are Not a Simple Flooding Fix, Environmentalists Say

Storm Surge Barriers Are Not a Simple Flooding Fix, Environmentalists Say

For Queens coastal communities threatened rising sea levels and increasingly severe storms, a maritime barrier may seem like a simple solution to flooding. Indeed, storm surge barriers are a key measure to “manage future flood risk” proposed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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