Moveable Barriers and Other Flood Protection

The On the Water/Palisade Bay project places barrier islands to protect the city from incoming storms

A reef constructed from rock and shell piles to host oyster growth, as seen in a rendering for a proposal in Brooklyn.

The original Stony Brook proposal called for barriers in the Verrazano-Narrows, Arthur Kill, and the East River.

The revised single barrier between Rockaway and Sandy Hook would protect all NYC bourroughs.

An artist rendition of the 5 mile defence barrier

The Oosterscheldekering in Holland is the largest moveable barrier in the world, with over four kilometres of sluice-gate-type doors.

The Thames Barrier prevents London from being flooded by exceptionally high tides and storm surges moving up from the North Sea.

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