Petition Launched to Fund Flood Levees in North Jersey

The Great Falls after inches (0 mm) of rain dr...Image via WikipediaA petition has been launched by the Passaic River Basin Flood Commission to request federal funding for the creation of levees to prevent flooding throughout the Passaic River Basin.

The commission, created by Governor Christie and headed by Assemblyman Scott Rumana, considered a number of plans including the region's oft-suggested "flood tunnel" before settling upon a system of levees as the best long term solution.  Best in this case appears to mean a combination of ability to receive permits, likely to be effective at stopping floods, and likely to receive funding.

The petition is available to be signed online here, please sign only once:

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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