This project examined the flood mitigation plans of the seven counties in the Raritan River watershed to better understand local government flood mitigation planning in the region. The study examines how county agencies analyze flood risks and mitigation strategies at the watershed level, the challenges that hazard mitigation planners face when thinking and acting at the watershed scale, as well as the challenges that come with preparing for future conditions. The project included development of a literature review, a summary presentation at the 2019 Sustainable Raritan River Conference, analysis of the seven counties’ hazard mitigation planning efforts, and interviews with key informants to better understand perspectives to flood mitigation in the region.
Carrie Martin, a Master of City and Regional Planning candidate (May, 2020) at Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy conducted the project.
Photo by Kate Sweeney, 2011.