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Chelsea Heights Flood Risk Management Study

Study Background

The study area focuses on flooding issues within the entire Chelsea Heights neighborhood that lies between (clockwise) North Albany Avenue, South Boulevard, North Raleigh Avenue, and West End Avenue (all within Atlantic City, NJ). The area is approximately 0.2 square miles in size and is primarily composed of low lying residential city streets. The area has historically experienced flooding problems which are increasing in frequency, duration, and intensity and are caused by the combined effects of tidal events and heavy precipitation during hurricanes and major nor'easters.

The purpose of the feasibility study is to evaluate potential solutions to flooding problems within study area. The study is cost-shared 50/50 with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (non-federal sponsor). The Study will consider the following structural, non-structural, and natural and nature-based measures:

Structural Measures Non-structural measures  Natural & Nature-Based

Bulkhead
Floodwalls
Deployable floodwall 
Levee
Seawall
Revetment 
Storm Surge Barrier 
Breakwater

Building Retrofit (elevation)
Acquisition 
Floodproofing
Flood-warning/evacuation
Land Use/Zoning

Beachfill
Living Shoreline
Reefs
Wetland 
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Study Photos

Contact

Philadelphia District
Planning Division

100 Penn Square E.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-656-6576
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