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Citing likely damage to scenic river, Pinelands reserve, USNPS objects to flood gate project

Massive flood gates being considered for the mouth of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet likely would impact the ecosystem of a protected river that runs through the Pinelands, the National Park Service has warned.

In an April letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service knocked the federal agency’s initial study released in March that looked at possible flood mitigation strategies along 3,400 miles of New Jersey’s back bays.

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