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Daily archive Aug 4, 2013
Part I ~ Why West Chelsea Floods.

Part I ~ Why West Chelsea Floods.

West Chelsea will flood every time the Hudson River takes in more water than it can hold, especially seawater, which the Hudson mostly is anyway. We conjecture that surge-flooding as a consequence of storms will happen more often in the future, though how often no one can say. FEMA called Sandy a “Hundred Year Flood”....
Part II ~ West Chelsea Dry.

Part II ~ West Chelsea Dry.

There has been a lot of talk about how we protect West Chelsea from the next inevitable inundation. Any flood-mitigation project for West Chelsea will need to be compact enough to be stored for long periods cheaply, strong enough to resist 72,000,000 gallons of water, yet simple enough to fully deploy within 24 hours. With...
Part III ~ West Chelsea Dry : The Fence Defense.

Part III ~ West Chelsea Dry : The Fence Defense.

So, now we know why West Chelsea floods and we’ve figured out how to stop it. Part III covers how we actually accomplish it, given limited city coffers and the more pressing problems for residents in Breezy Point, The Rockaways, Staten Island and other flooded neighborhoods. The most efficient, though least economical, solution is to...