Contact Us
Mamaroneck Daily Voice serves Larchmont & Mamaroneck
Return to your home site


Mamaroneck Daily Voice serves Larchmont & Mamaroneck
Breaking News: Man Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center Dies After Single-Car Crash

Army Corp Sets Deadline On Mamaroneck Flooding Decision

Mamaroneck Village Mayor Norman Rosenblum (left) and Village Manager Richard Slingerland (right) tour flood-prone areas with U.S. Army Corp of Engineers representatives. Photo Credit: Rep. Eliot Engel's Office
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers representatives told officials it would make a decision by mid 2014 on how to proceed with flood mitigation in the Village of Mamaroneck. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

MAMARONECK, N.Y. - As rain fell on Mamaroneck's flood-prone areas Friday, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers updated local officials on what measures it may take to mitigate flooding and when a decision will be made.

Although there is no indication of what will be done, the Army Corp is expected to make that decision by mid 2014, Norman Rosenblum, mayor of the Village of Mamaroneck, told The Mamaroneck Daily Voice .

"It was an update as to the different scenarios that are available to the village.," Rosenblum said. "We at least have an end in sight."

The Mamaroneck and Sheldrake rivers, which converge at Columbus Park, are the driving factor in the village's flood problems. The confluence has caused severe flooding and damage to properties along Mamaroneck Avenue and the flats neighborhood during the 2007 nor'easter and hurricanes Irene and Sandy.

The Army Corps is conducting a 30-month study of Westchester's flooding problems.

"I believe there's potential that finally, if the village commits itself along with the other levels of government, we can actually address the majority of sites in the Village of Mamaroneck that flood," Rosenblum said. "It could have a significant impact on the future of the village as far as flooding is concerned."

In addition to flooding, riverbank erosion and habitat loss result from storms like Irene and Sandy. The degraded environment has an adverse effect on the general well-being of the watershed.

“I will continue to urge my colleagues in Congress to fully fund this project, and other regional efforts to ease the flooding problems Westchester residents have endured for far too long,” Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) said in a statement.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Mamaroneck Daily Voice!

Serves Larchmont & Mamaroneck

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.