Mayors Form Task Force To Work With Army Corps Of Engineers
Officials continue to explore project to reduce flooding in Cranford and surrounding towns.
The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control has established a task force to work with the US Army Corps of Engineers on the next project evaluation on its agenda, which involves the improvements proposed for Lenape Park.
"Preliminary hydrology done by the Army Corps indicates significant reduction potential in the water elevation in the existing detention basin including channelization work. This, combined with the South Mountain project has a potential of major improvements in lowering water elevations in Cranford," said former Cranford Mayor Daniel Aschenbach who continues to spearhead the Council's efforts.
The task force will include the mayors and engineers from Cranford, Union, Kenilworth, Westfield and Union County.
The Mayors Council, Aschenbach said, has worked to accelerate the planning on the South Mountain dry detention dam by local and state support which has now allowed the US Army Corps of Engineers to focus its attention on Lenape Park and the Robinson's Branch projects.