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Byram River Feasibility Study Information

Contact: James Michel, Deputy Commissioner


E-Mail:    Jmichel@greenwichct.org

Phone:   203-622-7767

In October 2012, the Town of Greenwich and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  (ACOE) initiated a cost shared feasibility level study to determine if flood risk management opportunities are advisable for the Byram River Basin, Connecticut and New York. This study is authorized by the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Resolution dated May 02, 2007, Docket Number 2779.

Information Needed                                           
In order to maximize the accuracy and usefulness of this study, the Town of Greenwich would appreciate any photographs or flooding levels from the April 15, 2007 storm or Hurricane Irene, August 26, 2011. If you have any information please contact James Michel.

Public Information Meeting #1
On January 23, 2013, the ACOE and the Town of Greenwich held a public information meeting to present the alternatives that are being considered as part of this study. A copy of the presentation along with several exhibits and informational video are posted below. Please review the presentation as it provides detailed descriptions of the ACOE process, the allowable Flood Risk Management alternatives and a discussion on other items being considered.

Public Information Meeting #2
On February 27, 2014, the ACOE and the Town of Greenwich held a public information meeting to  present the results of the questionnaire, the work completed to date, and the specific alternatives that are being considered as part of this study.  A copy of the presentation along with several exhibits are posted below. Please review the presentation as it provides potential improvements that may be recommended to be made to each of the properties within the study area. Additionally, there is information on the estimated depth of flood damage to each property. Please review this information closely and reply  to James Miche
l Jmichel@greenwichct.org with any concerns or corrections to the impact to your property.

Public Information Meeting #3                                                                                                      On May 14, 2015, the ACOE and the Town of Greenwich will hold a public information meeting to discuss the Byram River Basin-Connecticut and New York Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study. Click here for the invitation to the meeting.

NEPA Scoping Meeting

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) New York District (District), in partnership with the Town of Greenwich will be preparing an Environmental  Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations for the Byram River Basin Flood Risk Management  Feasibility Study.

As part of the EIS development, the District and the Town of Greenwich will be holding a NEPA Scoping Meeting to solicit input on issues and impacts to be addressed in an EIS.

The Purpose of the NEPA Scoping Meeting is to provide an opportunity for the public and agencies to comment on the scope of the environmental analysis in the EIS and to raise issues, concerns and ideas regarding potential impacts. In addition, the District requests any information on natural resources including plants, animals and aquatic habitats.

The NEPA Seeping Meeting was held on 16 November 2017 at the Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831.

Release of Draft Report

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District in partnership with the non-Federal sponsor Town of Greenwich, announces the availability of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Impact Statement (FR/EIS) for the Westchester County Streams, Byram River Basin, Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study, and the opening of the 45-day public comment period on the report. The publication of the notice in the Federal Register initiates the 45 day public comment period. It is anticipated that the notice will be published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2018 with the conclusion of the public comment period occurring on August 20, 2018.

This Draft Integrated  Study  has  been prepared  to  document the formulation and
evaluation of plans to address flood risk management in the Byram River Basin and the significance of potential environmental impacts of the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) recommended in the report. The report and associated documents are available on New
York District’s web site at:  http://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Byram/

A public meeting to discuss the TSP has been scheduled for July 24, 2018 at the Western Civil Center, 449 Pemberwick Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831. Further details of the time and meeting agenda will be provided in the near future.  The meeting will be between 7:00 and 9:00PM and will consist of an informal poster session and presentation.

Public Information Meeting #2-Materials

Public Information Meeting #1-Materials

1977 Report Documents

Study Agreement

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