The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers believes it will take around $52.6 billion to protect the New York City area from coastal storms. The funding for this plan will need approval from the U.S. Congress. While 65% of the funding will come from federal sources, the remaining 35% will come from nonfederal sponsors.
This plan to save the NYC region, known as 3B, includes the following:
- Constructing breakwaters and seawalls
- Building levees and floodwalls
- Changes to the coastline but at the same time allowing residents access to waterfront activity
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