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West Riser Tide Gate

At a Glance

Through the cooperation of the company where the gate is located, Ready Raw, a $551,800 grant from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and funding of $697,000 by The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, the tide gate was installed in 2014. Bergen County will maintain the new tide gate, which is designed to protect 5,100 homes and 2,100 commercial and industrial buildings, and should last 100 years. Englewood-based Gotham Analytics instrumented the tide gate, along with 15 others around Meadowlands, with monitoring sensors to allow local officials to assess gate functions remotely from headquarters to ensure proper upkeep and monitoring during storms and sea surges. In addition, data transmitted from the solar-operated sensors is posted in real-time, so locals and officials can be notified via text and email when there’s immediate threat of flooding.

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