Stop the proposed dam across the southern section of the South Mountain Reservation! The US Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, is considering a proposal to build a 880-foot, 70-foot high earthen dam for flood abatement on the Rahway River in Essex County. Construction of the dam and the associated 110-acre dry detention basin would irreparably damage our treasured century-old park.
We want the US Army Corps of Engineers to take the dam option entirely off the table. There are viable alternative solutions that need to be seriously considered before destroying public parkland. Save Our Reservation champions a more open process and a more balanced, equitable approach to flood solutions involving all towns in the Rahway River watershed. Please sign the petition and help preserve this cherished open space.
For more information, go to www.sornj.org.