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"The City will construct an extensive system of permanent levees, floodwalls and other protective measures along the East Shore of Staten Island â from Fort Wadsworth to Tottenville, including Midland Beach. The project will rise as high as 15 to 20 feet, protecting communities that were devastated by Sandy and that have seen coastal flooding even during regular norâeasters for years."
"The City will work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to design and install a storm surge barrier with gates and connecting levees at Newtown Creek that is navigable in non-storm conditions. In extreme weather, the barrier system close, keeping water from flowing into the creek and creating âbackdoor floodingâ in neighborhoods from Long Island City and Greenpoint in Maspeth."
This is why you need dune protection
" Known as revetments, stone shorelines protect against erosion and rising sea levels. The City proposes installations across Coney Island Creek, to prevent âback-door floodingâ from smaller storms."
"This plan will set forth City sponsored strategies (including, potentially,incentive programs and land use changes) that will encourage the rebuilding of retail that was destroyed by Sandy along Rockaway BeachBoulevard, as well as the attraction of new development to underutilized lots (such as a possible âanchor blockâ at the corner of Beach116th Street and the beach). Development of this plan will be started by NYCEDC and DCP in 2013, with completion expected in 2014."