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a2_LOTITO_Pequannock_Flood_(Irene)_2011 089 (Photo credit: Christopher Lotito)

We need everyone's help TODAY to avoid the same tragic flooding we suffered last year in northern NJ (see photo below).

We are trying to get Pompton Lake in Oakland lowered before Hurricaine Sandy gets to NJ. Please take 5 minutes and help out PLEASE!!!!! Phone numbers are posted below.

When you call, let them know you are calling regarding Pompton Lake & Dam, on Rt. 202 in Oakland & Pompton Lakes. Ask them to lower the lake 1 foot prior to Sandy arriving.

  1. Govenor's Christie 609-292-6000
  2. Bob Martin, DEP Commissioner 609-292-2885
  3. Sen. Kevin O'toole 973-237-1360
  4. Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen 973-984-0711

The lake has a dam attached to it which is controlled by NJ DEP, and they have the means of opening it thus lowering the lake prior to the storm. If they lower the lake 10"-12" NOW, it will lessen the impact of the flooding in Pequannock, Lincoln Park, Pompton Lakes, Little Falls etc. Even if you live in California... PLEASE CALL. Every call will help.

  Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock Historic District, Open Space, 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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