Hudson River | Photo by Michael Vadon
Hudson River | Photo by Michael Vadon

#2: Hudson River, NY

Threat: Storm Surge Barriers, Climate Change

Develop a new solution to fighting storm surges and sea level rise.

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Hudson River | Photo by Bob Jagendor

Hudson River | Photo by Bob Jagendor

The Hudson River Estuary, the heartbeat of New York City, is a biologically rich tidal system that provides essential habitat for many species of fish and wildlife. This river has faced many challenges, the latest of which is a potential project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build massive storm surge barriers that could have catastrophic consequences for the river and region. These giant ocean gates threaten to choke off tidal flow and restrict the migration of fish, changing the ecology of the Hudson River forever. The Army Corps must expand its approach and find solutions that protect New York City, the Port of New York and New Jersey and shoreline communities without harming the river.

American Rivers appreciates the collaboration and efforts of our partners:

  • Hudson Riverkeeper
2019 Most Endangered Rivers Infographic

 

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