The municipalities of Little Falls and Woodland Park are one step closer to their efforts to build the Peckman River flood diversion culvert with the passage of S. 1811 by the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build and fund the Peckman River Basin Flood Risk Management project, for $95,022,000. A huge thanks goes to Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. and Mikie Sherrill for their hard work in making this happen. Also, much gratitude should be extended to the Passaic Valley Regional Flood Board who never took their foot off the gas in advocating for this.
“I have long worked with local officials to address dangerous flash flooding from the Peckman River that has caused major damage and loss of life. Congresswoman Sherrill has taken up this fight, and I am thrilled we were able to secure this needed funding,” said Rep. Pascrell. “We have worked hard to get this project authorized and put an end to these pervasive flooding issues.”
"Little Falls and Woodland Park have dealt with dangerous flooding along the Peckman River for decades,” Rep. Sherrill said. “This authorization is a milestone and brings us closer to addressing an issue that impacts homes, businesses, and the safety of our residents.”