I have heard that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is strongly recommending
a huge floodgate that would significantly restrict water flow to/from
Jamaica Bay (by more than 50%), even in the open position.  The floodgate
would cross from Breezy Point, Queens to Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. 
See "C - Inlet Barrier" in the following document
For a list of more documents, see

Please try to attend one of the meetings.  Thanks to a Sebago Canoe Club
member who forwarded the email below.

Nancy Tognan
VP, Queens County Bird Club 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Public Information Sessions
Atlantic Coast of New York
East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay Reformulation Study
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District in cooperation with the
local sponsor, New York Department of Environmental Conservation will be
holding public meetings to provide study information and solicit comments on
the Draft Integrated Hurricane Sandy General Re-evaluation
Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft HSGRR/EIS) for the Atlantic
Coast of New York, East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet, and Jamaica Bay
Reformulation Study.
The Draft Integrated HSGRR/EIS, which is presently out for 60 day public
review, outlines coastal storm risk management measures that were
recommended for a long-term solution to manage the risk of coastal storm
damages along the densely populated and economically valuable south shore of
Rockaway. The following four public meetings have been scheduled to discuss
issues and receive comments from stakeholders:
Thursday October 13, 2016
Knights of Columbus 333 Beach 90th Street Rockaway Beach
Wednesday October 19, 2016
Knights of Columbus 135-45 Lefferts Blvd, South Ozone Park
Thursday October 20, 2016
PS 114, 400 Beach 135th Street, Rockaway Park
Additional Meetings TBD
All sessions will follow the same schedule: Open House: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00
p.m. Poster session: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Presentation: 7:00 p.m. - 7:45
p.m. Open Discussion 7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Comments can be submitted in writing, by November  17, 2016, to: Mr. Robert
J Smith, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District, Planning
Division-Environmental Branch 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278-0090 or
by email to:
More information is available at:
If you require special assistance at the public hearings or additional
information, please contact: Mr. Robert Smith at (917) 790-8729 or Mr. Dan
Falt (917) 790-8614 or

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