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    Ramapo River Restoration

    You may recall that in 2014 the Borough of Oakland undertook a project to restore their section of the Ramapo River, not unlike similar projects on the Musconetcong, and the Raritan.

    Since the Borough Council never does it right the first time, there were a series of missteps that culminated in the the Mayor & council meeting of 5/23/18 when the contract with a certain contractor was terminated for "Breach of Contract".

    One of the most severe critics of the "missteps" has since become a Councilman, and is now taking the lead in resuscitating the project, and reestablishing a relationship with the DEP.

    At last night's council meeting he announced that he expected the work on the "Muscle Study" to be completed today. This should enable them to make a realistic scope of work, and apply for the permits with a realistic probability of approval .... If things go well the work could be done in 2019.

    ~~~~~~EDIT - 10/13/18~~~~~~~~
    The Muscle study has been completed.
    EJTU is back on board.

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    Re: Ramapo River Restoration

    That would be mussels, not muscles.

    The mighty 'Po has at least one species of state T&E freshwater mussels that would need to be protected against certain intrusions that could happen in a river channel restoration project. Glad to see the Borough Council moving forward once again; it will be interesting to see where it goes from here.

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    Re: Ramapo River Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Spinner View Post
    That would be mussels, not muscles. ....
    As you may be aware mussels thrive on organic waste.
    Due to over-development in the Ramapo Valley, serviced by thousands of aging septic fields, our mussels have become quite muscular.


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    Re: Ramapo River Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    As you may be aware mussels thrive on organic waste.
    Due to over-development in the Ramapo Valley, serviced by thousands of aging septic fields, our mussels have become quite muscular.
    Given the fact that more than half of the water flowing in the Ramapo as it passes through your Borough of Oakland is treated sewerage from upstream, those mussels may take down smaller anglers out wading in it.

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    Re: Ramapo River Restoration

    are the giant boulders still sitting down by the railroad bridge. What do they want to do them? drop one in the middle of the river every 25 yards?


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    Re: Ramapo River Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by tompg View Post
    are the giant boulders still sitting down by the railroad bridge. What do they want to do them? drop one in the middle of the river every 25 yards?
    Boulders are used to build structures and to add habitat during river channel restoration projects. I understand that some of those boulders are a bit too large although a talented heavy equipment operator with lots of experience working in rivers know how to bury most of them and use them regardless of size. Not sure if the ones stored near the bottom of the project will be used or not.

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