Gov. Christie signs N.J. river flooding task force bill

Sept. 1, 2016 – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation creating a task force to address Raritan River and Delaware River flooding in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

The law, sponsored by state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16th), state Sen. Michael Doherty (R-23rd) and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th), will allow the task force to develop ways to develop ways to prevent future flooding along the two rivers.

“We took great strides last month in Bound Brook by moving forward Green Brook Flood Risk Management Project,” Doherty said. “However, we still need a comprehensive plan to ensure all communities along the Raritan and Delaware Rivers have the tools and information needed to prepare for severe flooding.

“I look forward to reviewing the task force’s findings and finally implementing long-term solutions for our residents.”  Read more…