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How climate change could sink NJ’s tax base — and not just at the Shore – MICHAEL SOL WARREN, JOHN UPTON | OCTOBER 3, 2022

As flooding associated with rising seas and intensifying rainfall gets worse, a hidden danger lurks, one that threatens to crimp the ability of New Jersey’s coastal towns to fund their essential operations.

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The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Issue #4 August 8, 2022

This Round-Up edition includes links related to o Questions prompted by a recent article in The Sandpaper regarding visibility of the offshore wind o The timeline for the creation and release of the final version of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the...

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The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Number 3 July 11, 2022

This Round-Up edition includes links related to o tourism and the presence of offshore wind energy farms o the comparison of an image recently published in The Sandpaper from Save LBI, Inc and a publicly accessible simulation image o navigation lights at the base of...

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The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Number 2 June 13, 2022

This Round-Up edition includes links and information related to o the effect of the wind turbines on right whales o the impact of the wind farm on migratory birds o aviation lighting at night on the wind turbines o fact checking, per readers' questions

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The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Number 1 May 9, 2022

This Round-Up edition includes links related to the o effect of noise on marine life o cost of electricity o impact of turbines on the Cold Pool o Rutgers study on the visibility of the wind turbines o lawsuit filed against Bureau of Ocean Energy Management...

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The State of High Tide Flooding and 2022 Outlook – High Water1

High-tide flooding, often referred to as “king tides,” “nuisance,” or “sunny day” flooding, is becoming increasingly common due to years of sea level rise. High Tide Flooding (HTF) is defined as the overflow or excess accumulation of ocean water at high tide that...

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NJ to Fund Water Quality Improvement Projects June 08, 2022 By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch High Water, Funding

New Jersey recently took a significant step forward with the Department of Environmental Protection’s release of final “Intended Use Plans,” which include billions of dollars of requests for water-quality improvement and public-health protection projects. The...

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DEP Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Stormwater Grants High Water1, Funding

As part of its efforts to improve water quality and mitigate the worsening impacts of flooding caused by climate change, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is seeking applications for $10 million in grants to modernize stormwater management systems and to...

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NJDOT Mum on Adequacy of New Causeway Storm Water System Questions Remain Unanswered for Nearly Three Months August 17, 2022 By Gina G. Scala – High Water1

Surf City Councilman Peter Hartney is calling out N.J. Department of Transportation officials for failing to address questions about the effectiveness of the new storm water system being built at the entrance to Long Beach Island as part of the final phase of the...

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Building Rules Eyed to Comply With Flood Safety August 17, 2022 By Maria Scandale – High Water1

Barnegat Light Borough Council introduced an ordinance revising “floodplain management regulations” pursuant to state law and federal flood insurance requirements at its monthly meeting Aug. 10. Similar measures have been passed by other Long Beach Island towns.

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NJDEP Commissioner Delivers Climate Change Adaptation Remarks to Senate, Assembly August 17, 2022 By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch – High Water1

N.J. Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette testified last week before a joint meeting of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee about the importance of coastal resilience. As the...

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Ocean County Soil Conservation District (OCSCD or District) awarded $961,227 for NJ COASTAL Aquaculture Project (Conservation Opportunities Advancing Sustainable Technologies for Aquaculture Leases

The overarching goals of the NJ COASTAL Aquaculture Project are to promote aquatic habitat on shellfish leases and enhance water quality throughout the Coastal Bays of New Jersey (with a focus on the Barnegat and Great Bay region) by increasing producer participation...

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SuperStorm Sandy Impact on Water Level in Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay – Impact of Inlet Closures on Water Volumes in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, U.S.A. – Flooding 2 – flood gates

This paper describes the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the volume of water in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, and the potential for inlet closures to reduce that volume, had they been in place at the time of the storm.

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SuperStorm Sandy Impact on Water Level in Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay – Superstorm Sandy-related Morphologic and Sedimentologic Changes in an Estuarine System: Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary, New JerseyFlooding 3 – Filling in

In order to better understand and ultimately predict short-term morphologic and sedimentologic changes in coastal systems, a comprehensive research approach is required but is often difficult to achieve given the diversity of data required. This Paper combined these...

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