Risk, opportunities,AND CHALLENGES
The Resilient NJ Raritan River and Bay Communities program aims to develop a roadmap to address flooding in the municipalities of Carteret, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Sayreville, South River, and Woodbridge. This joint effort between the municipalities, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and Middlesex County provides an opportunity for the area to become more resilient and improve the quality of life for its more than 300,000 residents.
The Resilient NJ Raritan River and Bay Communities lie at the confluence of the Raritan River and the Arthur Kill. The diverse residents of the region have experienced flooding in the past caused by heavy precipitation or coastal storms. Learn more about the region and its flood risk by exploring the About the Region and Risk sections of this website.
We invite you to visit this website often to learn about how you can participate in the Resilient NJ Raritan River and Bay Communities project and track its progress and successes.
What is risk? What areas of our region are most vulnerable to flooding? What type of areas are in risk?
What community facilities or resources do you and your family use the most?
If you live or work in Carteret, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Sayreville, South River, or Woodbridge, you are the most important stakeholder. Most likely, you have already been impacted by flooding in some way and the long-term effects of Resilient NJ Raritan River and Bay Communities will affect your community. Your input is vitally important to support development of an effective roadmap for flood reduction that will also improve the daily quality of life in your region.
GET RESILIENT NJ PROJECT UPDATES!
You can easily get project updates by signing up via the form below, or simply leave a voicemail with your comments on our project hotline at 732-661-3808. Staffing constraints do not allow for callbacks, but all comments will be reviewed and considered. Look forward to hearing from you!
Tell us what is important to you!
Take this survey so you can tell us about the places you value most in your neighborhood or areas where you have seen flooding.
Download the Irys app on your mobile phone to report current or past flooding, share your input directly to the project team, and get regular project updates. You can also plot your thoughts on our map!