NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Dam Safety & Flood Control
Bureau of Flood Control
Mail Code 501-01A
501 East State Street
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is partnering with the New York District of the Corps of Engineers to build in Central New Jersey the Green Brook Flood Control Project. NJDEP has partnered with Somerset and Middlesex Counties. The project is supported by the 13 impacted communities and the Green Brook Flood Control Commission.
The Bound Brook portion of the protection is at the lower end of the Green Brook basin and has been the focus of the design and the construction. The structural elements of the Bound Brook Flood Works will be certifiable by FEMA and will provide a 150 year level of protection. The construction of the Bound Brook Flood Works was started in 1999 and is scheduled to be completed in 2012. The Bound Brook Flood Works will cost about 110 million dollars. The partners are committed to Basin-Wide protection with a total cost that will exceed 400 million dollars.
The Bound Brook Flood Works consists of an array of the following Structural and Non-Structural Flood Control options: Earthen Levees, Concrete Flood Walls, Closable Flood Barriers, Removal of a five span railroad bridge and embankment, Multiple Bridge Raisings, Large Pumping Stations, Upgrading of multiple elements of major elements of the Bound Brook Storm Water collection system, Buy-outs and Flood Proofing of an Apartment Complex. This is an environmental friendly project with a mitigation of wetlands impacts being addressed at the Finderne Farms site in near-by Bridgewater.
Operation and Maintenance of the Bound Brook Flood Works (Totals over 2 miles in length) is provided by Somerset County which is under contract with NJDEP.