Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lincoln Park Issues Letter Requesting Reservoir Capacity Cap

MANASQUAN, NJ - AUGUST 29:  A tree brought dow...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeTuesday September 13th, Lincoln Park New Jersey's municipal government issued the following letter to New Jersey lawmakers in response to Hurricane Irene related flooding:

To: Governor Chris Christie, Congressman Frelinghuysen, Senator Joe Pennachio, Assemblyman DeCroce, Assemblyman Jay Webber


On behalf the Mayor and Council and citizens of Lincoln Park, I would like to reiterate our position on the need for action regarding implementation of the Advisory Committees 15 point recommendation, attached please find our Resolution R11-146 regarding this matter as approved at our May 16, 2011 meeting.


Additionally strong consideration should be given to a regulatory measure capping the amount of capacity all reservoirs are permitted to maintain.  The logic behind this measure would be to provide a reserve capacity to withstand any significant rainfall event.


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Full Document Here: http://www.lincolnpark.org/DOCS/OEM/reso%2011-46%20regarding%2015-point%20plan.pdf


Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock EnvironmentalHistoric District, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of  "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region.  Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children.  Christopher Lotito Profile

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