Army Corps of Engineers addressing Mamaroneck flooding

People living in Mamaroneck may soon have protection against flooding that has been plaguing their village for decades.



The Army Corps of Engineers is addressing the problem by re-evaluating its dormant 1989 mitigation plan.



The revised plan includes nearly 2 miles of channel modifications intended to widen, deepen and lengthen the Sheldrake and Mamaroneck rivers, including creating 8 ½-foot retaining walls.



The plan also calls for removing or replacing five bridges.



If the plan is implemented, it could cost more than $70 million. A total of 65 percent would be federally funded. The remaining amount would come from the state, county and village.



The Army Corps of Engineers will give a presentation on its report to the village and public on Feb 25.



A public comment period will run through March.



 


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