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Old 03-10-2011, 06:00 AM
 
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hi my dad is curious about the towns affected (names, please) by the 2010 flooding and are those the same towns in 2011? he's not from nj and neither am i. i guess he could ask his niece who lives in mendham but they're not close/chatty and to my knowledge that's not a river town so she probably doesn't know. which of these rivers too? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor..._of_New_Jersey thank you
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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I can't give you a comprehensive list, but the one town that always seems to be affected by severe flooding whenever we have heavy downpours is Wayne. Wayne is near the confluence of the Passaic and Pompton Rivers.

You can rely on the NYC TV stations to be in Wayne every year--sometimes several times a year--in order to interview the folks whose homes have been flooded again for the...4th(?), 8th(?), 14th(?), 22nd(?)... time.

There were plans to build a tunnel that would channel floodwater underneath many towns, and empty it about 20 miles away, into Newark Bay. However, since NJ's Governor seems to have canceled building plans for virtually everything (except his resume), I personally doubt that the flood tunnel will be built.

The Federal government has actually bought-out a number of homeowners whose houses were hammered by floods every year. Why more people have not left the area is beyond me.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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thanks. i see paterson is on this map Rivers in NJ map and paterson was on the weather channel last night. i wish this map had more red dots for me to see, but it helps to see the major rivers in the north: hackensack, saddle, pompton, passaic, ramapo, etc

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